Memcached is a caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years thanks to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache requests and replies between a database and the application that uses it, which can enhance the performance of your site and decrease the produced server load immensely. Anytime a webpage on an app-driven site is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, as the platform has already cached all the content that should appear on a given web page. When any content is modified, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the visitors will never see outdated content. Memcached is an ideal choice for any website that draws numerous visitors, as it will accelerate it and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud web hosting that we’re offering and you’ll be able to begin using it as soon as you enable it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to function properly is already available on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with every shared hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use Memcached, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited site with a large database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you’d like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a few clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company and make use of its full capacity for any script-powered site hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things show the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of memory that it will use to cache your data. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not bound to a specific amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single traffic-heavy site, for instance. This upgrade is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you like. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its nature, including those that are based on widespread web-based apps like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and a lot of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to improve the performance of their sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you acquire one of our Linux dedicated web hosting and if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel at signup, you will get the Memcached content caching platform as standard and you can set it up for each site that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing information as users open your Internet site, so you will see the result of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the platform for many Internet sites or for an extremely popular website without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to optimize the speed of any database-powered site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online journal, an OpenCart e-store, etcetera, and to optimize the performance of your dedicated machine.