Memcached is a widely used memory caching system, which can increase the loading speed and the performance of your websites tremendously if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so when a visitor conducts a search for a given product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the whole procedure will be carried out considerably quicker. This is valid for all types of database-driven applications and not only for web stores, as anytime a specific web page is accessed, the application sends a database request to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website load noticeably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any outdated information.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached caching system comes as an optional upgrade with every hosting that we offer and you will be able to start using it once you activate it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to function correctly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with every hosting plan and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy website with a large-sized database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the websites hosted in the account, you can activate it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The data caching platform is ideal for any script-based web app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house made one, and based on your needs, you will be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you manage a popular Internet site with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of 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 better loading times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

If you get a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra fee, as the content caching platform comes with all virtual machines that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have large-sized websites, you will be able to enhance their overall performance with no effort and the reduced load on the server will enable you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to store content depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a lower-end one, you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be immense. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-powered app, irrespective of whether you’ve written it yourself or you are using a ready-to-use one such as Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can use the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated machine with just a couple of clicks. You can increase the overall performance of any website, regardless of what script-based application you’re using or how popular the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount rises significantly with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching data anytime someone accesses your website, so, once sufficient information has been stored, you’ll distinguish the reduced load on the dedicated machine and the enhanced overall performance of the Internet site. Memcached is being used by a lot of sites, among them popular portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is an evidence of the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.