Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which has been gaining popularity in recent years owing to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache queries and responses between a database and the application that uses it, which can accelerate the overall performance of your Internet site and reduce the generated server load substantially. Every time a page on an app-driven Internet site is visited, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached the content that should appear on a particular webpage. In case any data is updated, the Memcached content is updated too, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data. The platform is an ideal solution for every site that attracts lots of visitors, since it will make it blazing-fast and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached caching system with all Linux hosting offered by us. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can add with just a few clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the websites that you wish to use it for. The first part defines the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be a really good idea for high-traffic websites with large-sized databases and a lot of concurrent visitors. Thus, you can supercharge the performance of any script-powered site hosted on our servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached distributed memory object caching system as an optional upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-based web app, you can use it for any site that you host on our servers, regardless of what application you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-created one, etc. You can request the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. Basically, these things specify the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your info. The two features are offered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take full advantage of Memcached with any sort of site and both you and the visitors will quickly see the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all VPS hosting plans that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires in order to work properly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can begin using the content caching platform once your new server is completely operational. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to improve the performance of numerous sites hosted on the server simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you’ve got resource-hungry script-powered web pages with plenty of viewers. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-made one, and you’ll see the faster performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this distributed memory caching system as soon as the dedicated server is completely functional, without needing to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you’ve picked, but since our servers are amazingly powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-demanding sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will enable you to increase the performance of extremely popular Internet sites with no effort and you will notice the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database calls. You can make use of the Memcached caching system with any database-powered online portal, including those based on widely used CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.