Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its efficiency. It is used to cache queries and replies between a database and the app that’s using it, which can accelerate the performance of your Internet site and reduce the created server load greatly. Anytime a page on an application-powered Internet site is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, as the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a certain page. If any content is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never end up seeing outdated data. Memcached is an ideal choice for any website that lures lots of visitors, as it will make it faster than the speed of light and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached data caching system is offered as an upgrade with every Linux shared hosting package that we offer and you can begin using it the moment you activate it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to function correctly is already available on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each web hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic website with a large-size database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you would like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any moment with a couple of clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the memory caching platform’s setup takes a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires 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 websites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there are two separate upgradable features – the instances and the system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ Memcached to boost the speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on famous software applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS

You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans offered by our company if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform via the Control Panel section with the very same name. The configuration takes several clicks and you’ll notice the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store content depends on the particular VPS hosting package that you have chosen, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several resource-requiring sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other app and reduce the load on your server, which will allow you to continue using the current VPS package instead of switching to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which proves its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

When you obtain one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform as standard and you can set it up for any site that you host on the dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching data as people open your site, so you will detect the effects of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the platform for a large number of websites or for an extremely popular site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to boost the load speed of any database-driven website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to optimize the overall performance of your dedicated machine.