Memcached is a content caching system, which has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its efficiency. It’s used to cache calls and responses between a database and the application that is using it, which can improve the overall performance of your site and decrease the created server load significantly. Every time 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 fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should be shown on a particular web page. In case any content is edited, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the website visitors will never see old data. The Memcached platform is an excellent option for every website that has plenty of visitors, as it will make it astonishingly fast and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Web Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached object caching system with all web hosting offered by our company. It is available as an upgrade, which you can order with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the websites that you’d like to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for traffic-intensive websites with large databases and a lot of visitors. Thus, you can supercharge the overall performance of every script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers effortlessly.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the platform’s setup takes a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much info can be cached, i.e. there are two separate upgradable features – the number of instances and the memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use the Memcached platform to improve the loading speed of any script-driven website, including those based on popular applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this caching system the moment the dedicated server is completely ready, without the need to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are rather powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-requiring sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will permit you to boost the overall performance of extremely busy websites with no effort and you’ll notice the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database calls. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching system with any database-driven website, including those that are based on widely used Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.