Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years thanks to its efficiency. It is used to cache calls and responses between a database and the application that uses it, which can accelerate the performance of your website and reduce the generated load considerably. Anytime a webpage on an application-driven website is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached the content that should appear on a certain web page. If any data is changed, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will never see out-of-date content. The Memcached platform is a perfect option for every website that draws lots of viewers, as it will make it extra-fast and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud hosting package offered by us and you’ll be able to begin using it once you enable it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to work correctly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with every web hosting plan and a new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic site with a large database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with a couple of clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a few mouse clicks. The caching platform is ideal for any script-powered app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built application, and based on your needs, you will be able to choose two different features – how many sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data 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’ve got a traffic-consuming website with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will boost the overall performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy faster loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached comes by default with each and every virtual private server that we offer as long as you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay any extra money to be able to make the most of the full capacity of this data caching system. The more powerful plan you pick, the more system memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared plan. This will enable you to use the Memcached system for multiple websites, regardless of how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading your virtual machine. The Memcached caching system is excellent for script-based software applications like Joomla, OpenCart, WordPress or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-built app. Shortly after you activate Memcached, it will start storing content and you will notice the improved performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you get one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you will get the Memcached memory caching platform by default and you can use it with each Internet site that you host on the dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will start storing information as users open your site, so you will notice the result of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for plenty of websites or for a very heavy Internet site without compromising its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to enhance the loading speed of any database-driven website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online blog, an OpenCart web store, etcetera, and to boost the performance of your server.