Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which has been gaining popularity in recent years because of its effectiveness. It’s used to cache calls and replies between a database and the application that’s using it, which can improve the overall performance of your website and reduce the generated server load tremendously. Anytime a webpage on an application-powered Internet site is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all the content that should show up on a specific page. When any content is edited, the Memcached content is updated too, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data. The platform is an ideal option for any Internet site that draws lots of viewers, as it will make it load much faster and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Website Hosting

If you host script-based sites in a website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached data caching system to your shared hosting plan with only a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the PHP extension required for it is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you need. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you run a frequently visited site with a lot of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with just a couple of clicks. The memory caching platform is perfect for any script-powered software application like WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house made one, and based on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two different features – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you run a frequently visited website with lots of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. Memcached will boost the performance of your sites soon after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better load speeds.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we offer and the only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on popular apps – for instance, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-driven community portal. Each server is tied to a particular amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to enhance the load speed of extremely heavy websites noticeably, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will start caching data the moment it’s activated, so shortly thereafter, you’ll observe the enhanced performance of your sites and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. Lots of websites use the Memcached system to enhance their effectiveness, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.