Memcached is a famous distributed memory caching platform, which can increase the speed and the performance of your Internet sites greatly if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so when a customer conducts a search for some product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire task will be performed significantly quicker. This is valid for all sorts of database-powered apps and not only for web stores, as anytime a page is visited, the application sends a request 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 load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users will not see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

The Memcached caching system is available as an upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting plan offered by our company and you will be able to start using it once you add it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to perform correctly is already present on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with each web hosting plan and a new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular Internet site with a very large database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you need to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with several clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the caching platform’s setup takes a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much data it will cache, i.e. there are two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is rather flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform to improve the loading speed of any script-driven website, including those based on popular software applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

When you purchase a VPS server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional price, as the distributed memory caching platform comes with all servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you manage data-heavy Internet sites, you’ll be able to optimize their overall performance without efforts and the lowered load on the virtual machine will permit you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server package rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache info depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you will get at least several hundred MB, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be significant. You can use Memcached with any database-powered application, irrespective of whether you’ve created it yourself or you are using a ready-to-use one such as WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this object caching system the moment your dedicated server is fully functional, without needing to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you’ve picked, but as our servers are quite powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-demanding websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to increase the performance of extremely popular websites without effort and you will notice the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system begins caching database calls. You can take advantage of the system with any database-driven site, including those that are based on popular CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.