Memcached is a famous data caching platform, which can boost the speed and the overall performance of your sites drastically if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are delivered, so if a visitor conducts a search for a given product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the entire operation will be carried out notably quicker. This goes for all sorts of database-powered apps and not only for online shops, as anytime a particular web page is accessed, the application connects to its database to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website load considerably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be updated, so the site visitors will not see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

The Memcached caching system comes as an upgrade with each and every shared web hosting that we are offering and you can start using it the moment you order it, as the PHP extension that it requires in order to perform properly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with each and every shared web hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular Internet site with a large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with a few clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached distributed memory object caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered application, you can use it for every site that you host on our platform, irrespective of what application you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-built application, etc. You can request the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In other words, these things indicate the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system and how much memory the system will be able to use to cache your information. The two features are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached system with any kind of website and both you and the website visitors will swiftly distinguish the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the sole condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those that are based on widely used apps – for example, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-powered social network. Each dedicated machine comes with a particular amount of memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to improve the loading speed of extremely heavy websites substantially, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start storing data as soon as it’s enabled, so soon after that, you will distinguish the optimized performance of your sites and the lowered load on your dedicated server. Numerous websites use Memcached to improve their efficacy, among them famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.