Memcached is a famous caching system, 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 replies that are delivered, so if a customer conducts a search for a specific product on your site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire procedure will be completed much faster. This goes for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for Internet shops, as anytime a particular page is accessed, the application connects to its database to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site load significantly faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be updated, so the website visitors will not see any outdated info.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached object caching system comes as an upgrade with each cloud plan that we’re offering and you will be able to start using it as soon as you add it, as the extension that it needs so as to work correctly is already available on our advanced cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with each and every hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of 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, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, specifies the total size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited Internet site with a very large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you would like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached easily, since the content caching platform’s activation requires a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that is required is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much data can be cached, in other words – there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is quite flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use Memcached to boost the speed of any script-driven website, including those based on widely used web-based applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you purchase any of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you select Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you will get the Memcached object caching platform as standard and you can enable it for each Internet site that you host on the dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching content as users open your website, so you will detect the results of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the caching platform for a lot of websites or for an extremely large website without compromising its efficiency. The Memcached platform will allow you to boost the speed of any database-powered site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart web store, etcetera, and to enhance the overall performance of your dedicated server.