Memcached is a content caching platform, which has been gaining popularity lately thanks to its effectiveness. It is used to cache queries and responses between a database and the application that uses it, which can accelerate the performance of your Internet site and lessen the generated server load substantially. Anytime a webpage on an app-driven site is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a certain page. When any content is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content. Memcached is an ideal choice for every website that draws a lot of visitors, since it will accelerate it and will improve the overall user experience.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can use the Memcached memory caching system with all shared plans offered by our company. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can enable with just a couple of clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the websites that you wish to use it for. The first part shows the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for high-demand sites with large databases and many simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can enhance the speed of every script-powered website hosted on our cloud servers without effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the distributed memory caching platform’s activation requires several clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many websites can use it and how much info it will cache, i.e. there are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is stunningly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to boost the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those based on famous web applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

When you obtain a VPS server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra charge, as the caching platform comes with all VPS servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run traffic-consuming Internet sites, you will be able to boost their performance without effort and the lowered load on the VPS server will allow you to keep your current plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store information depends on the package that you are using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered application, regardless of whether you’ve written it yourself or you are using a ready-made one like WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you get one of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached content caching platform by default and you can use it with each Internet site that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching content as people access your site, so you’ll notice the effect of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the caching platform for a lot of sites or for a very heavy Internet site without compromising its efficacy. Memcached will permit you to boost the load speed of any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to boost the performance of your server.