Memcached is a widespread memory caching platform, which can enhance the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites immensely in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so if somebody searches for a particular product on your site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the whole task will be completed much faster. That goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for e-shops, since every time a page is visited, the application connects to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors will not see any outdated info.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system comes as an upgrade with each and every cloud plan that we are offering and you will be able to begin using it the moment you activate it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to work properly is pre-installed on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with each shared hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, defines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular site with a large-size 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 given moment with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated plans that we are offering and make use of its full capacity for any script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two things – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things specify the number of the websites that can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your info. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for one traffic-heavy website, for example. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you like. The platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its nature, including those that are based on popular apps like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla, and a lot of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the loading speed of their sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans offered by us and the only condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-driven site, including those that are based on widely used web apps – for example, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-driven community website. Each dedicated machine comes with a different amount of memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to boost the load speed of very popular websites substantially, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will start storing content once it’s enabled, so soon after that, you will observe the enhanced performance of your Internet sites and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. Lots of sites use the Memcached caching system to increase their efficacy, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.