Memcached is a data caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately owing to its efficiency. It’s used to cache queries and responses between a database and the app that uses it, which can increase the overall performance of your website and reduce the created load significantly. Anytime a page on an application-powered Internet site is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, as the platform has already cached all of the content that should be shown on a specific web page. When any content is changed, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated content. Memcached is an excellent choice for every Internet site that lures lots of viewers, since it will make it open faster and will improve the overall user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can use the Memcached memory caching system with all cloud hosting plans that we offer. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can enable with just a couple of clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached once you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first part specifies the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for frequently visited sites with large-sized databases and many users. Thus, you can improve the speed of every script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached content caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-driven web application, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our servers, regardless of what application you have used – Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, a custom application, etc. You can add the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In other words, these things specify the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system and the maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your info. The two things are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make the most of Memcached with any type of website and both you and your visitors will quickly notice the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we offer and the sole condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on famous web applications – for example, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each server comes with a different amount of system memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to accelerate the load speed of very popular sites significantly, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will start caching content the moment it’s activated, so soon thereafter, you will see the enhanced overall performance of your websites and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. Many Internet sites use Memcached to enhance their efficacy, among them popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.