Memcached is a data caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years owing to its effectiveness. It is used to cache requests and replies between a database and the application that uses it, which can increase the overall performance of your site and lessen the produced server load substantially. Every time a page on an application-driven site is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached all of the content that should be shown on a given page. If any data is edited, the Memcached content is updated too, so the website visitors will never see old data. Memcached is an ideal option for every Internet site that lures lots of visitors, since it will make it astonishingly fast and will improve the overall user experience.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting package offered by our company and you will be able to begin using it once you order it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to function correctly is already installed on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each shared hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, specifies the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive website with a large-size database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you need to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any point with a few clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the account, you can enable it with just a couple of clicks. The object caching platform is ideal for any script-based app like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-built one, and depending on your requirements, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-intensive website with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will enhance the overall performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

When you acquire a virtual private server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional price, as the object caching platform is offered with all virtual machines that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you own regularly visited websites, you will be able to optimize their performance without effort and the lowered load on your VPS will permit you to keep your current VPS hosting plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache data depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll get no less than several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be noticeable. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-driven web application, regardless of whether you have developed it on your own or you’re using a ready-to-use one such as OpenCart, Joomla or WordPress.