Memcached is a content caching system, which has been gaining popularity in recent years owing to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache queries and replies between a database and the app that’s using it, which can accelerate the overall performance of your Internet site and lessen the generated server load substantially. Every time a page on an application-powered Internet site is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, as the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a specific page. In case any data is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will never see outdated content. Memcached is an ideal choice for any Internet site that draws a lot of viewers, as it will speed it up and will improve the overall user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every Linux cloud web hosting service that we are offering and you will be able to begin using it as soon as you enable it, since the extension that it needs in order to work correctly is already present on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with every shared hosting package and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, determines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy Internet site with a large database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you need to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached distributed memory caching system as an optional upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-driven app, you can use it for each website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-developed app, etc. You can add the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two different things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things define the number of the websites that will use Memcached and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your information. The two things are ordered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and your website visitors will quickly distinguish the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

If you purchase a VPS server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional fee, as the platform comes with all virtual machines that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run large websites, you will be able to improve their performance with ease and the decreased load on the virtual server will enable you to keep using your current VPS hosting package rather than migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store info depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a less powerful one, you will have at least several hundred MB, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be serious. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered application, irrespective of whether you’ve built it on your own or you’re using a ready-for-use one like OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you get any of our dedicated servers and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order page, you’ll get the Memcached caching platform by default and you can activate it for each Internet site that you host on the server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing info as people open your website, so you will see the effects of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the platform for numerous sites or for an extremely large site without compromising its effectiveness. Memcached will permit you to boost the speed of any database-powered website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online blog, an OpenCart e-store, etc., and to boost the performance of your server.