Memcached is an object caching platform, which has been gaining popularity lately thanks to its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and replies between a database and the application that’s using it, which can increase the performance of your website and lessen the produced server load substantially. Every time a web page on an app-powered site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached the content that should be shown on a specific page. When any content is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data. The Memcached platform is a perfect option for any site that entices plenty of viewers, as it will boost its speed and will enhance the user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host script-based sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached object caching system to your web hosting plan with just a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the necessary PHP extension is already installed on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you need. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you run a large-scale site with lots of data, you may need more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the content caching platform’s setup requires a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is already installed on our servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much data can be cached, i.e. there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is rather flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can employ Memcached to improve the speed of any script-powered website, including those based on popular web-based applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all VPS servers that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs so as to perform correctly is compiled when the VPS server is set up, so you can start using the content caching platform as soon as your brand-new virtual server is completely operational. The system memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to boost the performance of multiple websites hosted on the server at the same time and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you have traffic-consuming script-driven websites with many visitors. The platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom one, and you will distinguish the faster performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated servers that we’re offering and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those based on widely used web apps – for instance, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-powered social networking website. Each server is tied to a given amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to speed up extremely large websites greatly, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will start caching info as soon as it’s enabled, so shortly thereafter, you’ll note the optimized performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on the dedicated server. A lot of Internet sites use the Memcached system to enhance their efficacy, among them famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.