Memcached is a widespread content caching system, which can accelerate the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites significantly if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the replies that are delivered, so if a user conducts a search for a particular product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the whole operation will be executed considerably faster. This is valid for all kinds of database-driven apps and not only for web shops, since anytime a web page is opened, the application sends a request to its database to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open noticeably faster, but it will also create much less load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users won’t see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached caching system is available as an upgrade with every hosting plan that we’re offering and you will be able to begin using it once you activate it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to work properly is already available on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with every hosting package and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, defines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited Internet site with a large database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you would like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any moment with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-driven web application, you can use it for each website that you host on our platform, no matter what application you have used – Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, a custom-developed one, etc. You can request the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things indicate the number of the websites that will use Memcached and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your information. The two features are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached system with any kind of website and both you and your site visitors will swiftly notice the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is offered by default with each VPS server offered by our company as long as 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 distributed memory object caching system. The more powerful VPS plan you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for data caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared plan. This will permit you to use Memcached for many sites, irrespective of how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a low-end plan for them without overloading the virtual server. The caching system is excellent for script-driven web apps like OpenCart, WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-created app. Shortly after you activate Memcached, it will begin caching content and you will see the improved performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we’re offering in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with only several clicks of the mouse. You can improve the performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-based software application you’re using or how busy the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount increases enormously with the higher-end servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching content anytime someone visits your website, so, once sufficient content has been stored, you will see the reduced server load and the optimized performance of the Internet site. Memcached is used by lots of sites, among them famous portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which shows the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.