Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years due to its efficiency. It is used to cache queries and replies between a database and the application that’s using it, which can improve the performance of your Internet site and reduce the produced server load considerably. Every time a webpage on an app-powered website is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, since the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a specific webpage. In case any data is updated, the Memcached content is updated too, so the website visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content. The platform is an excellent choice for any website that has lots of viewers, as it will boost its speed and will enhance the user experience.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

If you host script-driven websites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached caching system to your web hosting plan with just a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the PHP extension required for it is already installed on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you can start 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 Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory as many times as you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you’ve got a busy website with lots of content, you may need more memory in order to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-powered app, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our servers, regardless of what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-built application, etc. You can request the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things specify how many sites will use Memcached and the total amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two features are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of memory. You can take advantage of Memcached with any type of site and both you and your visitors will quickly spot the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all VPS hosting plans ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires so as to function correctly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform once your brand-new server is ready. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to optimize the performance of numerous sites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to lower the load even if you manage data-loaded script-driven web portals with many users. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom script, and you’ll see the better performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated web hosting plans offered by us and the only condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven site, including those that are based on popular software applications – for instance, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-powered social network. Each dedicated machine comes with a different amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to accelerate the speed of extremely popular websites substantially, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will start caching data once it is enabled, so soon after that, you’ll detect the optimized overall performance of your websites and the reduced server load. Numerous websites use Memcached to boost their efficacy, among them popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.