Memcached is a content caching system, which has been gaining popularity in recent years owing to its effectiveness. It is used to cache calls and responses between a database and the application that’s using it, which can accelerate the overall performance of your Internet site and decrease the created server load significantly. Every time a web page on an application-driven site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then drags it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, as the platform has already cached the content that should appear on a particular web page. In case any content is edited, the Memcached content is updated too, so the visitors will never see old data. The platform is a perfect solution for any website that has numerous viewers, since it will make it open much faster and will enhance the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
When you host script-based sites in a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached memory caching system to your shared web hosting plan with only a couple of clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the PHP extension required for it is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you’ve got a busy website with a lot of data, you may need more memory to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting services and since it works with any script-driven application, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our platform, no matter what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom app, etc. You can order the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. Basically, these things indicate the number of the websites that will use Memcached and how much memory the system will be able to use in order to cache your content. The two things are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of memory. You can make use of Memcached with any sort of site and both you and your visitors will quickly notice the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS
You’ll get Memcached with each of the virtual private server packages that we offer in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the object caching platform via the Control Panel section with the very same name. The setup requires a couple of clicks and you will distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost instantly. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store content depends on the particular VPS package that you’ve chosen, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several resource-hungry sites. You can use Memcached with websites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other application and decrease the load on your virtual server, which will enable you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server hosting plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which confirms its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this content caching system once the dedicated server is completely operational, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have chosen, but as our servers are very powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-requiring websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will allow you to optimize the performance of extremely heavy websites without any effort and you’ll see the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any database-driven website, including those that are based on famous Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.