Memcached is a 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 uses it, which can improve the overall performance of your website and reduce the created server load immensely. Every time a web page on an application-driven site is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, since the platform has already cached all the content that should be displayed on a particular page. When any data is changed, the Memcached content is updated too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data. Memcached is an ideal choice for every site that attracts many viewers, as it will make it load faster and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Web Hosting

When you host script-based sites in a web hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached object caching system to your hosting package with only a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the required PHP extension is already installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory as many times as you like. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you own a high-traffic website with a lot of content, you may require more memory to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you order one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the account, you can enable it with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The content caching platform is suitable for any script-driven application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house made application, and depending on your requirements, you will be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you have a high-demand website with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will increase the overall performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much faster loading times.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by us and the one and only condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on popular Internet applications – for example, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-driven social networking website. Each server is tied to a certain amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to increase the loading speed of extremely large sites substantially, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start caching info as soon as it’s activated, so shortly thereafter, you’ll distinguish the enhanced performance of your websites and the decreased load on your server. Lots of Internet sites use the Memcached system to improve their efficiency, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.