Memcached is a data caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately because of its efficiency. It is used to cache requests and responses between a database and the app that uses it, which can enhance the overall performance of your website and decrease the created server load considerably. Every time a page on an application-powered website is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, since the platform has already cached all the content that should be displayed on a given page. When any data is updated, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the visitors will never see old data. Memcached is an excellent option for any Internet site that entices many viewers, as it will increase its speed and will enhance the user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud website hosting account offered by us and in case you want to use it for any script-based website that you host on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in a few simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll get the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use in order to cache data, so for numerous websites (or for one single regularly visited site), you may want to get more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added every time you need it. With Memcached, every script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will load extra-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached easily, since the data caching platform’s activation takes a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there are two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is rather flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform to accelerate any script-driven website, including those that are based on popular software apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans that we offer when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform via the section with the very same name. The setup requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and you’ll see the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost immediately. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can take advantage of to cache info depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several resource-demanding sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites based on Joomla, WordPress or any other web application and reduce the load on your VPS server, which will allow you to continue using the current plan rather than switching to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is a proof of its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the content caching system the moment the server is fully operational, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve chosen, but as our servers are quite powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-intensive Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will enable you to enhance the performance of extremely heavy sites effortlessly and you’ll see the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database calls. You can take full advantage of the caching system with any database-driven website, including those based on popular Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.