Memcached is a memory caching system, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years because of its efficiency. It is used to cache calls and replies between a database and the app that uses it, which can boost the performance of your site and reduce the produced server load tremendously. Anytime a page on an application-powered Internet site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, as the platform has already cached all of the content that should be shown on a certain page. In case any data is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will never end up seeing old data. The platform is an ideal option for every site that draws lots of visitors, as it will make it amazingly fast and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory object caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting that we’re offering and you’ll be able to start using it as soon as you enable it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to run correctly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with every hosting package and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-intensive site with a large database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you would like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given point with a couple of clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with just a few clicks of the mouse. The content caching platform is ideal for any script-powered software application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house made application, and based on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two different features – how many websites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a frequently visited website with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will boost the overall performance of your Internet sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy better loading times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available by default with all VPS servers that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires to work correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can begin using the caching platform as soon as your new server is completely ready. The memory that Memcached can use depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to optimize the performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you have heavy script-based portals with numerous viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom script, and you will notice the better performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this caching system the moment the server is completely ready, without the need to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you have picked, but since our servers are exceptionally powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-demanding Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will allow you to enhance the performance of extremely heavy sites without any effort and you will distinguish the difference shortly after the Memcached system begins caching database requests. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any database-driven website, including those based on popular CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.