Memcached is a content caching system, which has been gaining popularity lately because of its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that’s using it, which can boost the overall performance of your website and decrease the generated server load immensely. Anytime a page on an application-powered site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should show up on a specific page. In case any data is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never see old content. Memcached is an ideal option for any Internet site that attracts plenty of viewers, since it will boost its speed and will improve the overall user experience.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each shared hosting account that we are offering and if you want to use it for any script-based website that you host on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a few easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use in order to cache data, so for lots of sites (or for one resource-intensive site), you should order more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, any script-powered website hosted on our servers will load blazing-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The memory caching platform is suitable for any script-based web app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built application, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a regularly visited site with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will improve the performance of your Internet sites soon after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans offered by our company when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the caching platform via the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The configuration requires a couple of clicks and you’ll detect the difference in the performance of your sites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ to cache content depends on the particular VPS package that you’ve picked, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple heavy Internet sites. You can use Memcached with sites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other software application and reduce the load on your server, which will allow you to continue using the current package rather than migrating to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which proves its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you get one of our dedicated servers and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached memory caching platform as standard and you can enable it for each website that you host on the server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing info as people access your site, so you will see the effects of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for lots of websites or for a very large site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached platform will enable you to enhance the loading speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart store, etc., and to optimize the overall performance of your dedicated server.