Memcached is a memory caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately due to its efficiency. It’s used to cache queries and replies between a database and the application that uses it, which can boost the performance of your website and decrease the produced server load drastically. Anytime a webpage on an application-driven Internet site is accessed, 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 the content that should be displayed on a particular web page. In case any data is edited, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the website visitors will never see out-of-date content. The platform is a perfect choice for every Internet site that has many viewers, since it will make it extremely fast and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

You can use the Memcached data caching system with all shared website hosting plans offered by us. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can order with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first part shows the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a good idea for regularly visited sites with large-size databases and lots of concurrent visitors. Thus, you can enhance the loading speed of any script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers without any efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the object caching platform’s setup requires a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much info can be cached, i.e. there are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can use Memcached to improve the speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on popular web apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS plans ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires so as to work correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform the moment your brand-new VPS server is fully operational. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the lower-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to enhance the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to decrease the load on the machine even if you manage resource-hungry script-powered portals with lots of users. Memcached can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom-built one, and you will observe the better overall performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this distributed memory object caching system once your server is up and running, without needing to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you have picked, but as our servers are quite powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-demanding websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will allow you to enhance the performance of extremely large Internet sites with no effort and you’ll detect the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can make use of the Memcached system with any database-driven web page, including those based on popular Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.