Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years due to its efficiency. It is used to cache calls and replies between a database and the app that’s using it, which can enhance the performance of your Internet site and decrease the produced load immensely. Every time a web page on an app-powered Internet site is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, since the platform has already cached the content that should appear on a given page. When any content is modified, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the visitors will never end up seeing outdated data. Memcached is a perfect solution for any site that attracts lots of viewers, as it will increase its speed and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached caching system with all Linux shared website hosting plans offered by our company. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can enable with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first one reveals the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a very good idea for heavy-traffic sites with large databases and lots of concurrent visitors. In this way, you can supercharge the performance of every script-driven site hosted on our servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached easily, since the content caching platform’s activation requires a couple of clicks 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 Memcached the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much content it will cache, in other words – there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is pretty flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use Memcached to increase the speed of any script-powered site, including those based on popular web-based apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is included by default with each and every VPS server offered by us as long as you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra money to be able to use the maximum capacity of this caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for content caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared plan. This will enable you to use the Memcached system for lots of websites, irrespective of how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end plan for them without overloading the VPS server. The caching system is ideal for script-driven web apps like WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom app. Soon after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will begin storing content and you will spot the optimized overall performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated web hosting plans offered by us and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular applications – for example, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-powered community site. Each dedicated server comes with a certain amount of memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to enhance the speed of extremely busy sites significantly, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will start storing data as soon as it’s activated, so shortly after that, you will observe the improved overall performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on the server. A lot of Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to boost their efficiency, including popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.