Memcached is an object caching system, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years due to its efficiency. It is used to cache queries and replies between a database and the application that uses it, which can enhance the performance of your website and reduce the generated server load tremendously. Every time a web page on an application-driven site is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, since the platform has already cached all the content that should appear on a certain webpage. If any content is updated, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never see out-of-date data. Memcached is a perfect choice for any site that has plenty of visitors, as it will make it faster than the blink of an eye and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system is offered as an upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting plan offered by us and you can start using it the moment you enable it, as the extension that it needs so as to function properly is already available on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with every web hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use Memcached, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, indicates the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited site with a large database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you would like to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can add it with only a few clicks. The object caching platform is ideal for any script-powered app like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom app, and depending on your demands, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you own a popular Internet site with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will enhance the performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with each and every VPS server that we’re offering as long as you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay any extra cash to be able to use the full potential of this distributed memory object caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting plan you pick, the more system memory Memcached will have for data caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared hosting package. This will permit you to use the Memcached system for plenty of websites, regardless of how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading your VPS. The caching system is perfect for script-driven software apps such as OpenCart, Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-made app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will begin caching content and you’ll observe the optimized performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated servers offered by us and the one and only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those based on widely used web-based applications – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-driven community website. Each server comes with a given amount of memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to increase the speed of extremely busy sites greatly, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start caching information the moment it’s enabled, so shortly after that, you’ll observe the improved performance of your sites and the reduced load on the server. Lots of websites use the Memcached system to enhance their efficiency, among them popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.