Memcached is a content caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately thanks to its efficiency. It is used to cache calls and replies between a database and the app that uses it, which can boost the overall performance of your site and decrease the produced load substantially. Every time a webpage on an app-powered website is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then drags it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, as the platform has already cached all the content that should be displayed on a certain web page. In case any data is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old content. Memcached is an excellent choice for every website that attracts plenty of visitors, since it will make it lightning-fast and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Web Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each web hosting plan that we are offering and in case you would like to use it for any script-based site that you host on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use in order to cache information, so for many sites (or for one large-size site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, every script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers will open faster than the speed of light.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the account, you can add it with just a couple of clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is ideal for any script-driven web app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a tailor-made application, and based on your requirements, you will be able to choose two different features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-intensive Internet site with lots of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will optimize the overall performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

If you order a VPS server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the distributed memory caching platform comes with all servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run popular Internet sites, you’ll be able to optimize their performance without any effort and the reduced server load will allow you to keep your current Virtual Private Server package rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store data depends on the package that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you will have at least several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be noticeable. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered web application, irrespective of whether you’ve built it on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one like WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated servers offered by us and the sole requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular Internet apps – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-driven social networking site. Each server is tied to a certain amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to boost the speed of extremely busy websites noticeably, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will begin storing data once it’s activated, so soon thereafter, you will distinguish the optimized performance of your Internet sites and the reduced server load. A lot of sites use the Memcached caching system to increase their efficacy, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.