Memcached is a memory caching platform, which has been gaining popularity in recent years owing to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache queries and replies between a database and the app that uses it, which can accelerate the overall performance of your site and decrease the generated server load immensely. Every time a web page on an application-powered website is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, since the platform has already cached all the content that should show up on a specific webpage. When any data is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content. Memcached is an ideal choice for every site that attracts numerous viewers, since it will make it really fast and will improve the overall user experience.

Memcached in Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached object caching system with all Linux hosting that we’re offering. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can obtain with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you wish to use it for. The first part concerns the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have added, the more data will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for busy websites with large-sized databases and many users. In this way, you can optimize the overall performance of any script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers without effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering and use its full potential for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the memory. These things determine the number of the sites that can use the Memcached platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your data. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single frequently visited Internet site, for instance. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you like. The platform can be used with any script-driven site irrespective of its nature, including those based on widespread web-based applications like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and a lot of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to optimize the performance of their websites.