Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately due to its effectiveness. It is used to cache requests and replies between a database and the app that is using it, which can increase the overall performance of your Internet site and decrease the produced server load substantially. Anytime a webpage on an app-driven Internet site is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, as the platform has already cached the content that should appear on a particular page. If any content is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated data. The Memcached platform is an ideal choice for every site that lures many visitors, as it will make it open faster and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Website Hosting

The Memcached data caching system is offered as an upgrade with each and every website hosting that we’re offering and you will be able to start using it the moment you enable it, as the PHP extension that it requires in order to run properly is already installed on our innovative cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each shared web hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited site with a large-size database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you wish to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with a few mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The platform is suitable for any script-based software app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom application, and depending on your needs, you will be able to select two separate features – how many websites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you have a popular Internet site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the performance of your sites soon after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much faster load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans offered by us when you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the data caching platform through the Control Panel section with the same name. The setup requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and you’ll notice the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost immediately. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ to cache data depends on the particular VPS package that you’ve selected, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple resource-requiring Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and reduce the load on your virtual server, which will enable you to continue using the current VPS hosting plan instead of moving to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is an evidence of its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated servers that we’re offering and the only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on widely used apps – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-powered community site. Each dedicated machine comes with a certain amount of memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to improve the speed of very heavy sites substantially, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will begin storing data as soon as it’s activated, so soon after that, you will see the optimized overall performance of your websites and the reduced load. Many Internet sites use Memcached to boost their efficiency, including popular ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.