Memcached is a popular content caching system, which can improve the speed and the overall performance of your websites greatly in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so when a customer searches for a certain product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the entire operation will be executed significantly quicker. This is valid for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for e-commerce portals, since every time a particular web page is accessed, the application connects to its database to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open much faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors will not see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each shared web hosting account that we are offering and in case you’d like to use it for any script-based site that you host on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in several easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache info, so for multiple websites (or for one single popular site), you may want to order more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, any script-driven site hosted on our servers will load lightning-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you obtain any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The content caching platform is suitable for any script-driven software application like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom one, and based on your requirements, you will be able to select two separate features – how many sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content 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 have a regularly visited site with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. Memcached will optimize the overall performance of your Internet sites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy better loading times.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached is available by default with all Linux VPS web hosting services that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires in order to function correctly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform as soon as your new virtual server is completely functional. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the less powerful plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to optimize the performance of multiple sites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to decrease the load even if you have traffic-intensive script-driven web pages with many visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-developed script, and you will notice the faster overall performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting offered by us and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on famous Internet applications – for instance, a WordPress weblog or a Joomla-driven social networking website. Each server comes with a particular amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to improve the loading speed of very popular websites significantly, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will start caching info as soon as it’s activated, so shortly after that, you will distinguish the improved performance of your sites and the decreased server load. Plenty of sites use the Memcached system to boost their efficiency, including popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.