Memcached is a content caching system, which has been gaining popularity lately due to its effectiveness. It is used to cache queries and responses between a database and the app that is using it, which can improve the performance of your Internet site and reduce the created server load tremendously. Anytime a web page on an application-driven website is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information 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 displayed on a specific web page. If any content is updated, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the users will never end up seeing old data. Memcached is an excellent solution for any website that lures numerous viewers, since it will make it load faster and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Web Hosting

When you host script-powered sites in a web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached caching system to your web hosting package with just a couple of mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the needed PHP extension is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you’ve got a frequently visited site with a lot of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached easily, as the platform’s setup takes a couple of mouse 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 as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much data can be cached, in other words – there are two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is very flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to increase the speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on famous web-based apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS servers ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to perform correctly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory caching platform the moment your brand new Virtual Private Server is completely functional. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the lower-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to optimize the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to reduce the load even if you have resource-hungry script-powered web pages with many users. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom one, and you’ll detect the faster performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes for free with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered site, including those that are based on popular Internet apps – for example, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-powered social networking website. Each dedicated server comes with a particular amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to accelerate the speed of extremely popular sites substantially, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will begin storing info as soon as it is enabled, so soon thereafter, you will note the improved performance of your websites and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. Many websites use Memcached to boost their efficacy, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.