Memcached is a memory caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately because of its effectiveness. It’s used to cache calls and replies between a database and the app that’s using it, which can enhance the performance of your website and reduce the produced server load tremendously. Anytime a page on an application-powered website is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached the content that should be shown on a given web page. When any data is changed, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never end up seeing old content. The platform is an excellent option for any site that entices many visitors, since it will make it extra-fast and will improve the overall user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

When you host script-powered sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your hosting package with only a couple of clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the needed PHP extension is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory as many times as you like. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you’ve got a resource-hungry site with a lot of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached data caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer and make use of its full potential for any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the memory. These things define the number of the sites that can use Memcached and how much memory it will use to store your info. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not bound to a specific amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one resource-requiring Internet site, for instance. This feature is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you wish. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its type, including those that are based on widespread web applications like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and a lot of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to boost the loading speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available by default with all VPS plans ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires to work correctly is compiled when the server is configured, so you can start using the object caching platform once your brand new Virtual Private Server is fully ready. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the particular plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to optimize the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the server simultaneously and to reduce the load even if you have large script-powered portals with numerous visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom-built one, and you will see the better overall performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans offered by us and the sole requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on widely used software apps – for example, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-powered community site. Each dedicated server comes with a particular amount of memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to increase the speed of very large sites tremendously, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will start caching data as soon as it’s enabled, so soon thereafter, you will see the improved overall performance of your sites and the lowered load on the dedicated server. Many websites use Memcached to improve their efficacy, including popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.