Memcached is a widespread caching system, which can boost the speed and the performance of your sites immensely if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are delivered, so when a customer searches for a given product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole procedure will be carried out much faster. That goes for all kinds of database-driven apps and not only for online stores, as anytime a specific web page is accessed, the app connects to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open considerably faster, but it will also create much less load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors won’t see any old info.

Memcached in Website Hosting

The Memcached content caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each website hosting plan that we’re offering and you’ll be able to start using it as soon as you order it, since the extension that it requires in order to work correctly is already available on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each and every hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic Internet site with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you’d like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any moment with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the content caching platform’s activation requires a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much content can be cached, i.e. there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is very flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use Memcached to increase the loading speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those that are based on widely used Internet applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with every VPS server offered by us if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay any extra money to be able to use the power of this data caching system. The more powerful plan you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you will have at least several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared plan. This will enable you to use Memcached for a lot of Internet sites, regardless of how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading your Virtual Private Server. The caching system is ideal for script-powered apps such as WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom app. Shortly after you enable the Memcached system, it will start storing information and you’ll notice the optimized overall performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can use the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by our company if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the server with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can boost the performance of any website, irrespective of what script-driven software app you rely on or how large the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount rises substantially with the more powerful servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will begin caching info each time someone browses your site, so, as soon as enough data has been stored, you will perceive the lowered server load and the optimized overall performance of the site. The Memcached caching system is used by numerous websites, among them popular portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is a proof of the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.