Memcached is a memory caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately due to its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and replies between a database and the app that’s using it, which can accelerate the performance of your website and lessen the generated server load tremendously. Anytime a webpage on an application-driven Internet site is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, as the platform has already cached all the content that should show up on a certain web page. If any content is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will never see outdated content. The platform is an excellent solution for any site that entices a lot of visitors, as it will make it super-fast and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting package that we’re offering and in case you want to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to order it in several simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache content, so for multiple sites (or for one resource-intensive site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any point. With the Memcached caching system, each script-powered site hosted on our servers will open extra-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached easily, as the memory caching platform’s activation requires a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much data can be cached, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to improve the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those based on famous web-based applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the memory caching system as soon as your server is assembled, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you’ve chosen, but as our servers are extremely powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-heavy sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 GB. This will enable you to accelerate the performance of very large sites without effort and you will observe the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database calls. You can use the system with any database-powered portal, including those that are based on famous Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.