Memcached is a popular data caching system, which can enhance the loading speed and the overall performance of your websites considerably if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so when a customer searches for a specific product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire task will be executed considerably faster. This goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for online stores, as anytime a specific web page is opened, the app sends a database request to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open much faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users will not see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Web Hosting

You can make use of Memcached with all web hosting plans offered by our company. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can activate with only a few clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you’d like to use it for. The first part determines the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve added, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for busy sites with large-size databases and a lot of concurrent visitors. Thus, you can improve the performance of any script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the data caching platform’s setup requires a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much info can be cached, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached platform to accelerate any script-powered site, including those based on popular web-based applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is offered by default with each and every VPS server offered by our company as long as you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay anything extra to be able to take advantage of the full power of this object caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting plan you select, the more memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes all the time, which is much more than what you would get with a shared web hosting plan. This will enable you to use the Memcached caching system for lots of websites, no matter how heavy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading the Virtual Private Server. The caching system is ideal for script-powered software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom app. Soon after you activate Memcached, it will begin storing information and you’ll spot the improved performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans offered by our company and the one and only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven website, including those that are based on popular web-based applications – for instance, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven social network. Each server is tied to a given amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to accelerate extremely large websites immensely, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will begin caching data once it’s enabled, so shortly after that, you’ll notice the optimized overall performance of your sites and the lowered load on the server. Plenty of websites use Memcached to boost their efficacy, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.