Memcached is a commonly used caching system, which can accelerate the loading speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites greatly in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so when a visitor searches for some product on your site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the entire task will be carried out much faster. That goes for all types of database-driven applications and not only for shopping portals, as every time a specific web page is visited, 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 generate much less server load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors won’t see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached object caching system is available as an upgrade with every shared hosting that we offer and you will be able to start using it once you order it, since the extension that it needs so as to function correctly is already available on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with every web hosting package and a new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited site with a large database may need more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you wish to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given time with a few mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-driven software app, you can use it for each site that you host on our servers, no matter what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-created app, etc. You can order the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things determine how many websites will use the Memcached caching system and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two things are offered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a particular amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and your website visitors will quickly spot the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you acquire any of our dedicated servers and if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached memory caching platform by default and you can enable it for each website that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing information as people visit your website, so you’ll detect the effects of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for a large number of sites or for a very busy Internet site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached platform will enable you to optimize the load speed of any database-powered website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal blog, an OpenCart store, etc., and to boost the performance of your dedicated server.