Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which has been gaining popularity in recent years owing to its effectiveness. It is used to cache calls and replies between a database and the app that’s using it, which can increase the performance of your site and lessen the produced server load greatly. Anytime a webpage on an application-powered site is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, since the platform has already cached the content that should be shown on a given webpage. When any content is edited, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the website visitors will never see old data. The Memcached platform is an ideal option for any site that has lots of visitors, as it will make it lightning-fast and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

If you host script-powered sites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your shared web hosting package with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the PHP extension needed for it is pre-installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add as much memory as you like. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you own a resource-intensive site with lots of data, you may require more memory in order to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The memory caching platform is ideal for any script-powered app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built one, and based on your requirements, you will be able to select two separate features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you manage a traffic-consuming Internet site with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will accelerate the performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster loading times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS web hosting plans ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires to work properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can start using the caching platform as soon as your brand-new server is fully ready. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the less powerful ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to increase the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to decrease the load even if you own regularly visited script-powered portals with many visitors. The platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom-developed script, and you will notice the better overall performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering and the sole requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on popular Internet apps – for instance, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-powered social network. Each dedicated machine comes with a particular amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to accelerate the load speed of extremely popular sites substantially, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will begin caching info the moment it’s enabled, so soon after that, you will observe the improved overall performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on the dedicated server. Plenty of websites use Memcached to improve their efficacy, among them popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.