Memcached is a widespread distributed memory caching platform, which can increase the loading speed and the performance of your websites drastically if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so if a user searches for a particular product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire operation will be completed significantly quicker. That goes for all kinds of database-powered apps and not only for online shopping portals, as every time a given web page is opened, the application sends a query to its database to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site load much faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be updated, so the users will not see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached memory caching system with all Linux cloud hosting packages that we offer. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can enable with only a few clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a very good idea for high-traffic sites with large-size databases and lots of visitors. Thus, you can improve the overall performance of any script-based website hosted on our cloud servers with no effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached easily, as the distributed memory caching platform’s setup requires a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much data can be cached, i.e. there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is pretty flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use Memcached to accelerate any script-driven website, including those based on famous software apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

When you acquire one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel at signup, you will get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform by default and you can set it up for each Internet site that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing content as people visit your site, so you will detect the effect of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the caching platform for lots of sites or for a very large website without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will permit you to increase the load speed of any database-powered website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online blog, an OpenCart e-shop, etc., and to optimize the performance of your server.