Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which has been gaining popularity in recent years because of its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that’s using it, which can increase the overall performance of your website and reduce the created load considerably. Every time a page on an app-driven site is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, as the platform has already cached all the content that should be displayed on a particular page. When any data is modified, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the visitors will never end up seeing outdated data. Memcached is an ideal option for any Internet site that draws plenty of visitors, since it will make it super-fast and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system is available as an upgrade with each and every cloud hosting that we’re offering and you’ll be able to begin using it as soon as you add it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to perform correctly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy Internet site with a large database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering and use its full capacity for any script-driven Internet site hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the amount of memory. These things determine how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your data. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not linked to a specific amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one traffic-consuming site, for instance. This upgrade is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered site regardless of its type, including those based on widely used web applications like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and many companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to boost the overall performance of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all VPS servers ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to function correctly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform as soon as your brand-new VPS server is fully ready. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to enhance the performance of multiple sites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you’ve got resource-consuming script-based sites with a lot of users. Memcached can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom-made one, and you will detect the better performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this caching system once the dedicated server is configured, without having to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have picked, but since our servers are amazingly powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-intensive websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 GB. This will permit you to increase the performance of very heavy sites with no effort and you will observe the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system begins caching database queries. You can make use of the Memcached system with any database-driven site, including those that are based on famous Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla.