Memcached is a caching platform, which has been gaining popularity in recent years thanks to its effectiveness. It is used to cache requests and replies between a database and the app that is using it, which can accelerate the overall performance of your Internet site and decrease the generated server load substantially. Anytime a web page on an application-driven website is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a certain web page. In case any content is updated, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never see outdated content. The platform is a perfect solution for any Internet site that draws lots of viewers, as it will make it incredibly fast and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud web hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to start using it as soon as you add it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to work correctly is already installed on our advanced cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy Internet site with a large-sized database may need more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you need to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any point with a few clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached data caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-powered application, you can use it for every website that you host on our platform, irrespective of what application you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-created one, etc. You can request the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two different features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. Basically, these things show the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached system and the total amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your info. The two things are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take full advantage of Memcached with any sort of site and both you and the site visitors will swiftly perceive the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all VPS servers that are ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs to function correctly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform the moment your new virtual server is fully functional. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to accelerate the performance of numerous sites hosted on the virtual server simultaneously and to lower the load even if you run large-scale script-based web portals with lots of users. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom-built one, and you will detect the faster overall performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we offer in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the server with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can accelerate the performance of any Internet site, regardless of what script-powered app you rely on or how popular the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount rises enormously with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will start caching info anytime someone accesses your site, so, once enough content has been stored, you’ll distinguish the lowered load on your dedicated machine and the enhanced performance of your website. The Memcached caching system is used by plenty of sites, including popular portals like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which confirms the efficiency of the caching system.