Memcached is an object caching platform, which has been gaining popularity lately due to its efficiency. It’s used to cache calls and responses between a database and the application that’s using it, which can increase the overall performance of your site and lessen the produced load drastically. Every time a webpage on an application-powered site is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, as the platform has already cached the content that should show up on a certain webpage. When any content is changed, the Memcached content is updated too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated data. The platform is an excellent choice for any site that draws many viewers, since it will make it open much faster and will improve the overall user experience.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

The Memcached data caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting that we are offering and you will be able to start using it as soon as you activate it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to work properly is already available on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with every web hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use Memcached, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that the system can cache. A popular website with a large database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you need to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a few clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The data caching platform is suitable for any script-driven application like WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house built one, and based on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two different features – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you own a traffic-intensive website with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will improve the overall performance of your sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages that we’re offering if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the object caching platform via the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The setup takes several mouse clicks and you will detect the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to store content depends on the given Virtual Private Server package that you have picked, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple large-sized sites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other Internet app and lower the load on your VPS, which will permit you to keep using the current VPS plan rather than migrating to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which verifies its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the data caching system as soon as your server is fully functional, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you have picked, but since our servers are amazingly powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-hungry Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to enhance the performance of extremely busy sites effortlessly and you will note the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database requests. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any database-driven portal, including those that are based on famous CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.