Memcached is an object caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years due to its efficiency. It is used to cache queries and responses between a database and the application that is using it, which can boost the overall performance of your website and decrease the produced server load considerably. Anytime a web page on an app-powered Internet site is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, as the platform has already cached the content that should be shown on a certain webpage. When any content is changed, the Memcached content is updated too, so the website visitors will never see out-of-date content. The Memcached platform is an ideal solution for every site that draws a lot of viewers, as it will make it amazingly fast and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each Linux shared web hosting that we offer and you will be able to begin using it the moment you enable it, since the extension that it requires in order to perform properly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited Internet site with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a few clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The data caching platform is perfect for any script-based software application like Joomla, WordPress, or even a tailor-made app, and based on your needs, you will be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you manage a traffic-hungry website with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the overall performance of your websites shortly after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster load speeds.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated servers that we’re offering and the one and only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on famous software applications – for instance, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-powered social network. Each dedicated machine comes with a different amount of memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to accelerate the loading speed of extremely popular websites substantially, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will start storing data as soon as it’s activated, so shortly thereafter, you will observe the enhanced overall performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on your dedicated server. Numerous Internet sites use the Memcached system to improve their efficacy, among them famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.