Memcached is a popular distributed memory caching system, which can increase the speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites substantially in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are delivered, so when somebody searches for some product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire operation will be completed much faster. That goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for online stores, since anytime a specific page is accessed, the app sends a request to its database to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open much faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors will not see any old info.

Memcached in Web Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each web hosting that we offer and you’ll be able to start using it once you enable it, as the extension that it needs in order to run correctly is already available on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with every web hosting package and a new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, indicates the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy website with a very large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given point with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-based software application, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our servers, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-developed one, etc. You can order the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things determine how many websites will use the Memcached system and the maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your info. The two features are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of memory. You can use the Memcached system with any sort of site and both you and the website visitors will quickly notice the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

When you purchase a VPS server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the data caching platform is available with all virtual machines ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you manage resource-consuming sites, you can enhance their performance effortlessly and the decreased load on your server will permit you to keep your current Virtual Private Server hosting plan instead of migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store information depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you will get no less than several hundred MB, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be immense. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-powered application, irrespective of whether you have built it yourself or you are using a ready-to-use one such as WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server offered by our company in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated server with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can boost the performance of any site, irrespective of what script-powered web application you’re using or how busy the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount grows significantly with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching data every time somebody opens your site, so, as soon as sufficient data has been cached, you’ll perceive the reduced load on your dedicated server and the enhanced performance of your Internet site. The Memcached system is being used by numerous websites, among them famous portals such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a proof of the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.