Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years owing to its efficiency. It is used to cache requests and replies between a database and the app that is using it, which can improve the overall performance of your site and decrease the generated load immensely. Every time a page on an app-powered site is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, as the platform has already cached all of the content that should be shown on a particular page. When any data is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will never see old data. Memcached is a perfect choice for any website that lures plenty of visitors, since it will make it ultra-fast and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

You can use Memcached with all Linux shared website hosting that we offer. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can activate with just a couple of mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a really good idea for frequently visited websites with large-sized databases and numerous visitors. Thus, you can enhance the loading speed of every script-based website hosted on our servers without efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the websites hosted in your account, you can add it with just a few mouse clicks. The object caching platform is suitable for any script-driven software application such as WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house built app, and based on your requirements, you will be able to choose two different features – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you run a traffic-consuming website with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will enhance the performance of your sites soon after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster load times.

Memcached in VPS

You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server packages offered by us when you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform via the section with the very same name. The activation requires a few clicks and you will see the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can take advantage of to store content depends on the particular VPS hosting package that you’ve selected, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several large-scale sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and reduce the load on your server, which will allow you to keep using the current VPS hosting plan rather than migrating to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is a proof of its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated hosting that we’re offering and the only condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those based on widely used Internet applications – for instance, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-driven social network. Each server is tied to a different amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to accelerate the load speed of very busy websites immensely, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will start storing information the moment it’s enabled, so soon after that, you will detect the enhanced performance of your websites and the lowered load on your dedicated machine. A lot of Internet sites use Memcached to increase their efficiency, including popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.