Memcached is a commonly used object caching platform, which can accelerate the loading speed and the overall performance of your sites substantially if 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 a client searches for a particular product on your site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole task will be performed much quicker. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for online shops, since every time a specific page is accessed, the application sends a database request 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 server load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors will not see any old information.

Memcached in Web Hosting

The Memcached object caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux web hosting that we offer and you will be able to start using it the moment you activate it, since the extension that it requires in order to function correctly is already present on our innovative cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared web hosting plan 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 amount of system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic Internet site with a large-size database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you’d like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the distributed memory caching platform’s activation takes a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required extension is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much info it will cache, i.e. there’re two different upgradable features – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to accelerate any script-powered Internet site, including those based on popular software applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

If you order a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra charge, as the data caching platform is offered with all VPSs that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you own traffic-intensive sites, you will be able to enhance their performance effortlessly and the lowered load will enable you to keep your current Virtual Private Server package rather than upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache content depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven app, regardless of whether you have set it up on your own or you’re using a ready-for-use one such as WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the content caching system once your server is up and running, without needing to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have selected, but as our servers are very powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-intensive sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 GB. This will allow you to enhance the performance of extremely heavy websites without any effort and you will distinguish the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can make use of the Memcached system with any database-driven online portal, including those that are based on widely used CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla.