Memcached is a data caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately because of its efficiency. It is used to cache calls and replies between a database and the application that’s using it, which can increase the overall performance of your website and reduce the produced server load significantly. Every time a webpage on an application-powered website is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, since the platform has already cached the content that should show up on a particular webpage. When any data is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never end up seeing old data. Memcached is a perfect solution for every site that entices a lot of viewers, as it will make it blazing-fast and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting account that we’re offering and if you want to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in a couple of easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache data, so for a lot of websites (or for one single popular site), you’d better order more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, any script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will open incredibly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-driven app, you can use it for any Internet site that you host on our platform, irrespective of what app you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-created app, etc. You can request the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things show the number of the sites that will use the Memcached system and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache your information. The two features are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any sort of site and both you and your visitors will quickly spot the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available by default with all VPS web hosting service that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs so as to function properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can start using the data caching platform once your brand new virtual server is fully ready. The system memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to boost the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you have content-rich script-driven online portals with lots of viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom-built script, and you will detect the faster performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers that we’re offering and the sole condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those that are based on popular software applications – for instance, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-powered community website. Each dedicated machine comes with a specific amount of memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum amount you will get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to increase the speed of extremely busy websites substantially, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will begin storing info as soon as it is enabled, so shortly thereafter, you will notice the optimized performance of your websites and the decreased load on your dedicated server. Lots of websites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their efficiency, among them popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.