Memcached is a content caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately because of its efficiency. It is used to cache requests and replies between a database and the application that’s using it, which can improve the overall performance of your website and lessen the created server load significantly. Anytime a webpage on an application-driven website is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached all the content that should show up on a given page. When any content is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content. The Memcached platform is an excellent solution for any Internet site that has a lot of visitors, as it will make it load much faster and will enhance the user experience.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

The Memcached object caching system is available as an optional upgrade with every shared website hosting that we offer and you will be able to begin using it once you add it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to work correctly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every web hosting plan and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 MB, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited website with a large-size database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-driven software application, you can use it for any Internet site that you host on our platform, regardless of what application you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom application, etc. You can add the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two separate things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things define how many sites will use the Memcached caching system and the total amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your content. The two features are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of Memcached with any kind of website and both you and your site visitors will quickly distinguish the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can use the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we are offering if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated server with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can boost the overall performance of any site, no matter what script-powered app you rely on or how busy the website is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount rises seriously with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching data anytime somebody accesses your website, so, as soon as sufficient data has been cached, you will distinguish the reduced load on the dedicated server and the improved performance of your website. Memcached is used by lots of websites, among them popular portals like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is an evidence of the efficiency of the caching system.