Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately because of its effectiveness. It’s used to cache queries and replies between a database and the app that’s using it, which can boost the performance of your website and reduce the generated load considerably. Anytime a page on an app-driven site is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, since the platform has already cached all the content that should appear on a specific page. If any data is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never end up seeing old data. The Memcached platform is an excellent solution for every site that entices plenty of visitors, as it will make it extremely fast and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud web hosting package that we offer and you can start using it as soon as you add it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to work correctly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each plan and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-heavy Internet site with a large database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you’d like to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated packages and since it works with any script-driven software application, you can use it for any website that you host on our servers, no matter what application you have used – Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, a custom-developed application, etc. You can request the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things show the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached system and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two features are offered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take full advantage of Memcached with any type of site and both you and your visitors will swiftly note the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

When you buy a virtual private server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the data caching platform is available with all virtual servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you manage resource-hungry websites, you’ll be able to accelerate their performance effortlessly and the lowered load on your VPS will enable you to continue using your current Virtual Private Server package rather than migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store content depends on the package that you are using, but even with a lower-end one, you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be enormous. You can use Memcached with any database-powered application, regardless of whether you’ve set it up yourself or you are using a ready-to-use one such as OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated web hosting that we’re offering and the only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on widely used Internet applications – for instance, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-driven community site. Each server comes with a particular amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to optimize the speed of extremely heavy websites noticeably, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will begin storing data the moment it’s enabled, so soon after that, you will detect the enhanced performance of your websites and the lowered load. A lot of sites use the Memcached caching system to boost their efficacy, among them popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.