Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which has been gaining popularity in recent years owing to its efficiency. It’s used to cache queries and replies between a database and the app that’s using it, which can accelerate the performance of your site and lessen the created server load immensely. Anytime a page on an app-powered Internet site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a specific page. When any content is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never end up seeing outdated content. Memcached is a perfect option for any Internet site that draws many visitors, since it will speed it up and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

The Memcached caching system is available as an upgrade with each cloud website hosting that we’re offering and you can begin using it the moment you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to perform correctly is already available on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each and every web hosting plan and a new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, indicates the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic website with a large-sized database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you wish to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any moment with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the object caching platform’s setup requires several clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many websites can use it and how much information it will cache, i.e. there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is rather flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to speed up any script-powered website, including those that are based on famous apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with each VPS server that we offer provided that you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not need to pay anything extra to be able to use the full potential of this data caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server package you pick, the more system memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you would get with a shared hosting package. This will enable you to use Memcached for numerous websites, no matter how busy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading the VPS. The caching system is ideal for script-powered software apps like WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-built app. Soon after you activate the Memcached system, it will start storing info and you will note the improved performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we offer and the only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven website, including those that are based on famous web applications – for example, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-driven community site. Each dedicated server comes with a given amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to optimize the load speed of extremely heavy websites greatly, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will start caching content the moment it is enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll detect the optimized performance of your sites and the decreased load on your dedicated server. Lots of Internet sites use Memcached to boost their efficiency, including famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.