Memcached is a content caching platform, which has been gaining popularity in recent years thanks to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that uses it, which can increase the overall performance of your Internet site and reduce the created server load considerably. Every time a webpage on an application-driven website is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached the content that should show up on a given webpage. If any content is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data. Memcached is an excellent solution for every Internet site that attracts many viewers, since it will boost its loading speed and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

When you host script-based websites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached data caching system to your hosting package with only a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the needed PHP extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the system 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 like. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you manage a resource-requiring site with lots of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since 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 already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much information can be cached, in other words – there are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is exceptionally flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use Memcached to increase the loading speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those based on famous web applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is included by default with each and every VPS server offered by us provided that you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra money to be able to take advantage of the maximum capacity of this memory caching system. The more powerful VPS plan you pick, the more system memory Memcached will have for content caching purposes, but you’ll 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 system for many sites, regardless of how busy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading the virtual server. The Memcached caching system is ideal for script-driven web apps like WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will begin storing information and you’ll detect the improved performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this content caching system as soon as the dedicated server is completely operational, without needing to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you’ve picked, but as our servers are quite powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-demanding websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will permit you to accelerate the overall performance of extremely large Internet sites with no effort and you’ll detect the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database requests. You can make use of the caching system with any database-driven web page, including those that are based on widely used CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.