Memcached is a widely used caching platform, which can enhance the speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites greatly in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so if a customer conducts a search for a particular product on your website, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the entire task will be carried out notably quicker. This is valid for all kinds of database-driven apps and not only for web shops, since every time a page is opened, the application sends a database query to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open much faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors will not see any outdated information.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each shared hosting account that we’re offering and if you would like to use it for any script-based site that you host on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in a few easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use in order to cache content, so for plenty of websites (or for one single resource-hungry site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any point. With Memcached, every script-based website hosted on our servers will open faster than the speed of light.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the caching platform’s activation takes a few clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much information it will cache, i.e. there’re two different upgradable features – the instances and the memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ Memcached to speed up any script-powered site, including those based on famous web-based apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with every VPS server that we offer if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay anything extra to be able to use the full power of this data caching system. The more powerful plan you choose, the more memory Memcached will have for content caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared hosting package. This will allow you to use the Memcached system for many websites, no matter how large they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a low-end plan for them without overloading your virtual machine. The caching system is perfect for script-driven software applications like Joomla, OpenCart, WordPress or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom app. Soon after you enable Memcached, it will start storing information and you’ll perceive the enhanced performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated servers that we’re offering and the only condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those that are based on widely used web-based apps – for instance, a WordPress weblog or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each server comes with a specific amount of system memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to boost the loading speed of extremely busy sites substantially, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will start caching content as soon as it’s activated, so soon thereafter, you will notice the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the decreased server load. Lots of sites use the Memcached caching system to increase their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.