Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness. It is used to cache calls and replies between a database and the app that is using it, which can increase the performance of your website and reduce the produced load drastically. Every time a webpage on an application-powered website is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, since the platform has already cached the content that should be displayed on a particular page. In case any data is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never end up seeing old content. The platform is a perfect option for any Internet site that draws a lot of viewers, since it will make it open much faster and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each cloud hosting account offered by us and in case you would like to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in a few simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache info, so for multiple sites (or for one resource-consuming site), you’d better get more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any time. With the Memcached caching system, every script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will load faster than the speed of light.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the data caching platform’s activation takes a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much info it will cache, in other words – there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we do not tie a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use Memcached to accelerate any script-driven website, including those based on popular applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available by default with all VPS hosting plans ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires so as to function properly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can begin using the data caching platform as soon as your new VPS server is completely functional. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the particular plan, but even with the less powerful plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to improve the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the virtual server simultaneously and to decrease the load even if you’ve got traffic-heavy script-based web pages with lots of users. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom-built one, and you will distinguish the better performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you obtain one of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you will get the Memcached object caching platform as standard and you can use it with any site that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start storing content as users open your website, so you will notice the effects of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the caching platform for plenty of Internet sites or for an extremely large website without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to improve the loading speed of any database-powered site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart e-store, etcetera, and to boost the overall performance of your dedicated server.