Memcached is a data caching platform, which has been gaining popularity lately 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 performance of your site and reduce the produced server load greatly. Every time a page on an application-driven website is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, since the platform has already cached all the content that should appear on a particular web page. When any data is updated, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will never end up seeing outdated content. Memcached is a perfect option for every site that entices plenty of visitors, as it will make it super-fast and will improve the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
When you host script-driven websites in a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your shared web hosting plan with only a couple of clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the necessary PHP extension is already installed on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you’ve got a resource-intensive website with lots of content, you may need more memory to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the object caching platform’s setup takes several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many websites can use it and how much info it will cache, i.e. there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is rather flexible in this regard and we do not bind a given number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use the Memcached platform to increase the speed of any script-driven site, including those that are based on famous software apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server packages that we’re offering in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform via the Control Panel section with the same name. The activation requires a few mouse clicks and you will notice the difference in the performance of your sites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to store data depends on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you have picked, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several regularly visited websites. You can use Memcached with sites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other app and reduce the load on your virtual server, which will enable you to continue using the current VPS plan instead of moving to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which verifies its effectiveness.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
If you get any of our Linux dedicated web hosting plans and if you select Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup procedure, you’ll get Memcached by default and you can set it up for each website that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing info as people access your Internet site, so you’ll notice the effect of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the platform for multiple Internet sites or for an extremely heavy site without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to accelerate the loading speed of any database-driven site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart store, etc., and to improve the overall performance of your dedicated machine.