Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache calls and replies between a database and the application that’s using it, which can accelerate the performance of your Internet site and decrease the generated load immensely. Every time a webpage on an app-driven site is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, since the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a certain page. If any data is updated, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never see outdated content. The Memcached platform is an ideal choice for every Internet site that entices a lot of viewers, as it will make it open much faster and will enhance the user experience.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all shared plans that we offer. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can order with only a few clicks via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the websites that you would like to use it for. The first one shows the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for frequently visited sites with large databases and a lot of simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can boost the overall performance of every script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers without efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with only a few mouse clicks. The data caching platform is ideal for any script-based software app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a tailor-made application, and depending on your demands, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you run a traffic-hungry site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will optimize the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much faster load speeds.