Memcached is a caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately thanks to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that uses it, which can improve the performance of your site and reduce the generated load immensely. Anytime a web page on an application-powered Internet site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should be displayed on a specific web page. When any data is changed, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content. The platform is an ideal choice for any site that attracts lots of viewers, as it will make it amazingly fast and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached content caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each cloud plan that we are offering and you will be able to begin using it once you enable it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to perform properly is already present on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with every plan and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy Internet site with a large-size database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you wish to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any moment with a couple of clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated plans that we offer and make use of its full potential for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the amount of memory. These things indicate the number of the sites that can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your data. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not tied to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single popular Internet site, for instance. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-driven website regardless of its type, including those based on popular applications like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and a lot of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to enhance the loading speed of their websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering and the sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those that are based on famous web applications – for example, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-powered community portal. Each dedicated server comes with a given amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to speed up extremely heavy sites enormously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will begin storing info once it’s activated, so shortly after that, you’ll see the optimized performance of your websites and the decreased load on your server. Plenty of sites use the Memcached system to improve their efficiency, among them famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.