Memcached is a memory caching system, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years thanks to its efficiency. It is used to cache calls and responses between a database and the application that’s using it, which can improve the performance of your Internet site and decrease the produced server load immensely. Every time a web page on an app-powered website is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then drags it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, since the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a specific page. When any content is modified, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content. The Memcached platform is an excellent solution for every site that entices a lot of viewers, as it will make it faster than the speed of sound and will improve the overall user experience.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

The Memcached object caching system comes as an upgrade with each and every shared website hosting plan offered by our company and you will be able to begin using it the moment you add it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to function correctly is already available on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use Memcached, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive website with a very large database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you’d like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with a few clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you order one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the account, you can activate it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The caching platform is ideal for any script-driven web application like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom application, and depending on your requirements, you’ll be able to select two separate features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you own a regularly visited website with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will accelerate the overall performance of your sites soon after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster load times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

When you purchase a VPS server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the data caching platform is available with all virtual servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run large-size Internet sites, you can improve their performance without effort and the reduced load on your virtual machine will allow you to keep using your current VPS hosting package rather than migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to store data depends on the package that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be great. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-driven web application, regardless of whether you’ve built it yourself or you are using a ready-to-use one such as WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the caching system the moment your server is fully ready, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve chosen, but since our servers are astonishingly powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-hungry websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 GB. This will permit you to boost the overall performance of extremely popular websites without any effort and you’ll distinguish the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database requests. You can make use of the system with any database-powered site, including those that are based on widely used CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.