Memcached is a content caching platform, which has been gaining popularity in recent years owing to its efficiency. It is used to cache queries and replies between a database and the application that is using it, which can enhance the overall performance of your site and reduce the produced load significantly. Anytime a web page on an application-powered website is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, as the platform has already cached the content that should appear on a particular page. In case any content is changed, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never see outdated content. The platform is an ideal solution for any website that draws numerous viewers, as it will make it open faster and will improve the overall user experience.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

When you host script-based websites in a shared hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached object caching system to your hosting plan with only a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the PHP extension needed for it is already installed on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you wish. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you manage a resource-demanding website with a lot of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the memory caching platform’s activation takes a couple of clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. there are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to increase the loading speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on famous web apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available by default with all VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs so as to function properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can start using the memory caching platform once your brand-new server is completely operational. The system memory that the Memcached platform can employ 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 enhance the performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you manage resource-heavy script-driven web pages with numerous viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom-developed one, and you will notice the faster overall performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we offer in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the machine with only a few mouse clicks. You can increase the overall performance of any Internet site, regardless of what script-powered web app you rely on or how heavy the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount grows enormously with the more powerful servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will start caching data each time someone visits your site, so, as soon as sufficient info has been cached, you will perceive the lowered load and the improved performance of the website. The Memcached caching system is being used by many websites, among them popular portals such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which shows the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.