Memcached is a data caching system, which has been gaining popularity lately thanks to its effectiveness. 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 generated server load tremendously. Every time a web page on an application-driven website is visited, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, as the platform has already cached all the content that should appear on a certain webpage. When any data is updated, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never see old content. The Memcached platform is an excellent option for every Internet site that has numerous viewers, as it will increase its loading speed and will enhance the user experience.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

You can use the Memcached content caching system with all shared web hosting that we are offering. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can activate with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system 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 data will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for high-traffic sites with large-size databases and plenty of users. Thus, you can supercharge the performance of any script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers with no effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-based web app, you can use it for each site that you host on our platform, regardless of what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-developed application, etc. You can request the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two different things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In other words, these things specify the number of the websites 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 data. The two things are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a particular amount of system memory. You can make full use of Memcached with any type of site and both you and your website visitors will swiftly spot the difference in the performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the sole requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-powered site, including those based on widely used software apps – for instance, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each dedicated server is tied to a different amount of system memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to optimize the loading speed of very heavy sites significantly, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will start storing information once it is activated, so soon after that, you will see the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the lowered load on your dedicated machine. Numerous sites use the Memcached caching system to boost their efficiency, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.