Memcached is a caching platform, which has been gaining popularity lately owing to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache queries and responses between a database and the application that is using it, which can accelerate the overall performance of your Internet site and reduce the created server load tremendously. Every time a web page on an app-powered website is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, since the platform has already cached all the content that should appear on a particular web page. If any content is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never see old data. Memcached is a perfect solution for every Internet site that attracts lots of visitors, since it will make it load faster and will enhance the user experience.

Memcached in Web Hosting

The Memcached data caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux web hosting package offered by our company and you can start using it once you add it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to function correctly is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited website with a large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with a few mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the data caching platform’s setup takes several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much data can be cached, i.e. there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is truly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use Memcached to increase the speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those based on famous web applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS packages that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs in order to perform correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching platform the moment your brand-new virtual server is completely ready. The system memory that Memcached can use depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the lower-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to optimize the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to reduce the load on the machine even if you own traffic-heavy script-powered portals with many viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-developed script, and you’ll detect the faster performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this distributed memory caching system as soon as the dedicated server is completely operational, without the need to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you have chosen, but as our servers are truly powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-hungry sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will enable you to optimize the overall performance of very popular sites with ease and you will distinguish the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database queries. You can make the most of the Memcached caching system with any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.