Memcached is a content caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately due to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that uses it, which can accelerate the overall performance of your site and decrease the created load immensely. Anytime a page on an app-powered Internet site is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, as the platform has already cached the content that should show up on a given web page. If any data is changed, the Memcached content is updated too, so the visitors will never see outdated data. Memcached is an excellent solution for any site that entices a lot of viewers, since it will make it truly fast and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached content caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each cloud web hosting that we offer and you can start using it once you activate it, since the extension that it requires so as to work correctly is already installed on our advanced cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting plan and a new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited website with a very large database may require more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you need to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with several clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated packages and since it works with any script-powered application, you can use it for any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-developed app, etc. You can request the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate features – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things determine how many Internet sites will use Memcached and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your information. The two features are offered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of memory. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and the site visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS

If you order a virtual private server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the distributed memory caching platform comes with all virtual machines ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run data-heavy Internet sites, you can accelerate their performance without efforts and the reduced load on your Virtual Private Server will permit you to keep your current package instead of migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store data depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you will have at least several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can use Memcached with any database-driven application, irrespective of whether you’ve created it yourself or you’re using a ready-made one such as WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching system the moment your server is configured, without needing to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you have picked, but since our servers are remarkably powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-intensive Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will allow you to improve the performance of very heavy Internet sites without effort and you will detect the difference soon after the Memcached system starts caching database calls. You can make use of the system with any database-powered web page, including those that are based on widely used Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.