Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that is using it, which can accelerate the performance of your website and decrease the produced server load immensely. Every time a page on an app-powered Internet site is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should show up on a given webpage. When any content is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never see outdated data. The platform is an excellent solution for every Internet site that has numerous visitors, as it will make it ultra-fast and will improve the overall user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

If you host script-driven websites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your plan with only a few clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the PHP extension needed for it is pre-installed on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different 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 megabytes and you can order memory as many times as you need. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you’ve got a larger website with lots of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated services offered by our company and make use of its full capacity for any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the system memory. These things indicate how many websites can use the Memcached platform and how much memory it will use to store your information. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not linked to a particular amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single resource-intensive website, for instance. This feature comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widely used software applications like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and lots of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to increase the speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is available by default with all VPS hosting services ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs so as to function correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can start using the memory caching platform the moment your brand-new Virtual Private Server is completely ready. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to accelerate the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the server simultaneously and to reduce the load even if you’ve got content-heavy script-powered portals with lots of visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom-built script, and you’ll detect the better performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated web hosting that we offer and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-driven website, including those that are based on popular Internet applications – for instance, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-driven community site. Each server comes with a given amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to accelerate the load speed of extremely busy sites greatly, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will start caching data as soon as it is activated, so soon thereafter, you’ll note the improved overall performance of your Internet sites and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. Many websites use the Memcached system to boost their efficiency, among them popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.