Memcached is a popular distributed memory object caching system, which can improve the loading speed and the performance of your sites greatly if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so when a client conducts a search for a particular product on your website, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the whole task will be performed much quicker. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for web shops, as anytime a specific web page is accessed, the application sends a query to its database to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open considerably 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If any data in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be updated, so the website visitors won’t see any outdated info.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached data caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every Linux shared hosting service that we are offering and you can begin using it once you add it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to run correctly is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with every hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, indicates the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited Internet site with a large-sized database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you wish to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any point with a couple of clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering and use its full potential for any script-driven website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. These things define the number of the websites that can use the Memcached platform and how much memory it will use to cache your information. You can select them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a specific amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single resource-intensive Internet site, for instance. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you wish. The platform can be used with any script-driven website regardless of its type, including those that are based on popular web-based apps like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and plenty of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is offered by default with each and every VPS server offered by our company if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not have to pay anything extra to be able to use the full potential of this object caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you pick, the more system memory Memcached will have for information storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared hosting package. This will allow you to use Memcached for a lot of Internet sites, regardless of how large they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading the server. The caching system is perfect for script-based software apps such as Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will start storing data and you will note the optimized performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the caching system the moment the server is fully operational, without needing to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you’ve picked, but since our servers are really powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-heavy sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will allow you to accelerate the performance of extremely heavy sites with ease and you’ll see the difference soon after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can make the most of the caching system with any database-driven portal, including those based on famous Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.