Memcached is an object caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness. It is used to cache queries and replies between a database and the app that uses it, which can accelerate the overall performance of your website and lessen the generated load substantially. Every time a webpage on an application-powered Internet site is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should appear on a specific webpage. In case any content is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never end up seeing old content. The Memcached platform is a perfect option for every site that draws a lot of visitors, since it will make it faster than the speed of sound and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is available as an upgrade with every Linux hosting package offered by us and you can begin using it the moment you add it, as the extension that it requires so as to work correctly is already available on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each shared web hosting plan and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy site with a large database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any point with a few clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the memory caching platform’s activation takes several clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much data can be cached, in other words – there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is very flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to speed up any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on widely used software apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

If you purchase a virtual private server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional price, as the distributed memory object caching platform comes with all Virtual Private Servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run data-heavy sites, you can boost their overall performance without any effort and the reduced load on your VPS will enable you to continue using your current VPS package instead of switching to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache data depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you will have at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-powered app, regardless of whether you’ve written it yourself or you’re using a ready-made one such as Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this caching system the moment your dedicated server is assembled, without needing to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you have chosen, but since our servers are extremely powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-heavy sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 GB. This will allow you to improve the overall performance of very popular websites with ease and you’ll observe the difference shortly after the Memcached system starts caching database calls. You can use the Memcached caching system with any database-driven website, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.