Memcached is a widely used distributed memory caching platform, which can improve the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites tremendously if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so when a client searches for a particular product on your site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the entire task will be completed significantly faster. This goes for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for online shops, since anytime a given web page is opened, the application sends a database request to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website open much faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be updated, so the visitors won’t see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every cloud hosting plan offered by our company and if you want to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our avant-garde cloud platform, you will be able to add it in a few easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be offered the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache content, so for lots of sites (or for one traffic-intensive site), you should get more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any moment. With Memcached, every script-powered website hosted on our servers will load faster than the speed of light.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the caching platform’s setup takes a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much info it will cache, in other words – there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is really flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to increase the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on famous software applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

If you get a VPS server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the distributed memory caching platform is offered with all VPSs ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have resource-demanding Internet sites, you can accelerate their performance without any effort and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server will enable you to continue using your current VPS package rather than upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache info depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a lower-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 plan, so the website performance boost will be serious. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered web application, regardless of whether you’ve set it up yourself or you are using a ready-to-use one such as OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this memory caching system the moment the dedicated server is fully operational, without having to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you have chosen, but since our servers are exceptionally powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-intensive websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will permit you to increase the overall performance of very large sites without any effort and you’ll see the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database requests. You can make use of the caching system with any database-driven web page, including those based on widely used CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.