Memcached is a caching system, which has been gaining popularity lately because of its efficiency. It’s used to cache calls and replies between a database and the application that is using it, which can improve the overall performance of your Internet site and decrease the produced server load immensely. Every time a webpage on an application-powered site is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached the content that should appear on a particular page. In case any data is modified, the Memcached content is updated too, so the visitors will never see old content. The platform is an excellent choice for every website that attracts a lot of visitors, since it will boost its speed and will improve the overall user experience.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each shared web hosting package offered by our company and in case you wish to use it for any script-based site that you host on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to order it in several 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 refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache info, so for plenty of websites (or for one single frequently visited site), you’d better get more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With Memcached, any script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will load unbelievably fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached data caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated plans and since it works with any script-driven web app, you can use it for each site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-built application, etc. You can add the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. Basically, these things show how many sites will use Memcached and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two things are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of Memcached with any type of site and both you and the website visitors will swiftly distinguish the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all VPS web hosting plans ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs so as to function correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory caching platform the moment your brand new virtual server is up and running. The memory that Memcached can use depends on the given plan, but even with the low-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to enhance the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to reduce the load even if you’ve got resource-requiring script-based web pages with numerous users. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-developed script, and you’ll see the better overall performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering and the sole requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular web apps – for instance, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each server is tied to a certain amount of memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to increase the loading speed of very large websites tremendously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will start storing info as soon as it’s activated, so shortly after that, you’ll observe the improved overall performance of your sites and the decreased load on your server. Many sites use the Memcached system to enhance their efficacy, including famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.