Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache calls and replies between a database and the application that uses it, which can enhance the performance of your Internet site and reduce the produced load substantially. Anytime a web page on an app-driven Internet site is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached the content that should be shown on a given web page. If any content is changed, the Memcached content is updated too, so the visitors will never see old content. The Memcached platform is a perfect option for every site that draws many viewers, since it will make it truly fast and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached data caching system comes as an upgrade with each Linux hosting service that we are offering and you can start using it once you enable it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to function properly is already available on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with each and every web hosting plan and a new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular Internet site with a large-size database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with a few mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the object caching platform’s setup takes a few clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our 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 Internet sites can use it and how much data it will cache, in other words – there’re two different upgradable features – the instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can employ Memcached to improve the speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those based on famous applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is offered by default with every virtual private server offered by us as long as you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay anything extra to be able to use the potential of this content caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for content caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting package. This will allow you to use the Memcached caching system for plenty of Internet sites, irrespective of how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading the VPS server. The Memcached caching system is excellent for script-based apps such as WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-developed app. Shortly after you enable the Memcached system, it will begin caching content and you’ll perceive the improved overall performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this content caching system once your dedicated server is ready, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve selected, but as our servers are exceptionally powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-hungry Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will allow you to increase the performance of extremely popular Internet sites without efforts and you will note the difference soon after Memcached begins caching database requests. You can take full advantage of the Memcached caching system with any database-driven portal, including those that are based on popular CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.