Memcached is a content caching system, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years because of its efficiency. It’s used to cache calls and responses between a database and the application that is using it, which can accelerate the overall performance of your Internet site and lessen the generated server load immensely. Every time a webpage on an app-powered site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should appear on a given webpage. In case any content is changed, the Memcached content is updated too, so the users will never see out-of-date content. Memcached is an ideal choice for every site that lures plenty of visitors, as it will make it truly fast and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud package that we’re offering and you can begin using it as soon as you order it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to function correctly is already present on our innovative cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each shared hosting plan and a new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy Internet site with a very large database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with a few mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the object caching platform’s activation requires several mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that is required is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much data can be cached, i.e. there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is rather flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached platform to boost the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those based on widely used web apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS packages ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires so as to work properly is compiled when the server is set up, so you can begin using the object caching platform once your new Virtual Private Server is ready. The memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to optimize the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the VPS at the same time and to reduce the load even if you’ve got traffic-intensive script-driven websites with a lot of users. The caching platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom-built script, and you will detect the better performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the machine with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can optimize the performance of any site, irrespective of what script-based web app you rely on or how large the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount increases significantly with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the system is enabled, it will start caching info each time somebody opens your website, so, as soon as enough content has been cached, you will distinguish the lowered load on your dedicated machine and the optimized performance of the Internet site. Memcached is used by plenty of websites, including popular portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the Memcached system.