Memcached is a commonly used distributed memory object caching platform, which can boost the speed and the overall performance of your sites greatly if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so when a client searches for some product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the whole procedure will be completed notably faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-powered apps and not only for online stores, since every time a specific web page is visited, the app sends a database request to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open noticeably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be updated, so the users will not see any old information.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every shared web hosting account that we offer and if you would like to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in a couple of easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be given the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached content caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache data, so for multiple websites (or for one single busy site), you’d better order more memory for better results. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any point. With the Memcached caching system, any script-powered site hosted on our servers will open lightning-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the caching platform’s activation takes a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that is required is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much data it will cache, i.e. there are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is unbelievably flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to accelerate any script-driven site, including those based on popular Internet applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available by default with all VPS plans that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires to work correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can begin using the content caching platform as soon as your brand-new Virtual Private Server is fully functional. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the particular plan, but even with the lower-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to optimize the performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you have content-loaded script-powered web portals with multiple visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-developed script, and you will distinguish the better performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you get one of our dedicated servers and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the order process, you will get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform as standard and you can use it with each website that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing content as people open your website, so you will detect the effects of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the platform for multiple sites or for a very busy Internet site without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will allow you to improve the load speed of any database-powered website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart web store, etcetera, and to improve the overall performance of your dedicated server.