Memcached is a memory caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately owing to its efficiency. It’s used to cache queries and responses between a database and the application that is using it, which can enhance the performance of your site and reduce the produced server load significantly. Anytime a webpage on an application-powered website is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached the content that should appear on a certain web page. If any data is edited, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date data. Memcached is an excellent choice for any website that draws plenty of viewers, as it will make it faster than light and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Hosting

If you host script-based sites in a hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached caching system to your plan with only a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the PHP extension required for it is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you run a traffic-consuming site with lots of data, you may require more memory in order to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached easily, as the distributed memory object caching platform’s activation requires a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much information it will cache, i.e. there’re two separate upgradable features – the number of instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is quite flexible in this regard and we do not bind a given number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to speed up any script-driven website, including those that are based on famous web apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is included by default with each virtual private server offered by our company if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra cash to be able to make the most of the maximum potential of this content caching system. The more powerful VPS plan you choose, the more memory Memcached will have for information caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared package. This will permit you to use Memcached for a lot of websites, regardless of how heavy they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading your VPS server. The Memcached caching system is suitable for script-driven web apps like OpenCart, Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-developed app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will start storing data and you’ll detect the improved performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we offer and the sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on famous apps – for instance, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven community portal. Each dedicated server comes with a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum amount you will get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to improve the speed of very popular websites greatly, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will start storing information once it is activated, so soon thereafter, you’ll detect the improved overall performance of your websites and the reduced load on your dedicated server. Many sites use Memcached to improve their efficiency, among them famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.