Memcached is a content caching system, which has been gaining popularity lately because of its effectiveness. It is used to cache requests and responses between a database and the app that is using it, which can improve the overall performance of your Internet site and decrease the generated server load considerably. Every time a page on an app-powered Internet site is visited, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached all of the content that should appear on a given webpage. When any data is updated, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the website visitors will never see old content. The platform is an excellent solution for every site that lures numerous visitors, as it will boost its loading speed and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

When you host script-based websites in a cloud hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached caching system to your hosting package with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary extension is already installed on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory as many times as you want. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you run a regularly visited website with a lot of content, 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 Servers

In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the memory caching platform’s activation requires a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much content can be cached, i.e. there’re two different upgradable features – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is truly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to speed up any script-powered Internet site, including those based on famous applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all VPS servers ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to function correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can begin using the memory caching platform once your brand-new server is fully operational. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the low-end ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to boost the performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to lower the load on the machine even if you’ve got large script-driven portals with a lot of visitors. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-made one, and you will detect the better performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes for free with all dedicated servers offered by us and the sole requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven website, including those based on widely used web-based applications – for example, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-powered community portal. Each dedicated server comes with a certain amount of memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to boost the speed of very busy websites enormously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will begin storing data as soon as it is activated, so soon thereafter, you’ll distinguish the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the decreased load on your server. Lots of Internet sites use Memcached to improve their effectiveness, among them popular ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.