Memcached is a commonly used memory caching platform, which can improve the speed and the overall performance of your sites greatly in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so if somebody searches for some product on your site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire operation will be completed considerably quicker. That goes for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for online stores, as anytime a given page is accessed, the app connects to its database to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site load significantly faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors will not see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

The Memcached content caching system comes as an upgrade with every Linux shared website hosting package offered by us and you can begin using it once you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to run properly is already installed on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each and every shared web hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use Memcached, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-intensive site with a large-sized database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you need to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer and make use of its full potential for any script-powered website hosted by us. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things determine how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your content. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for one resource-hungry website, for example. This feature is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its type, including those based on widely used software apps like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and a lot of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to enhance the performance of their websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by us and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-driven website, including those that are based on popular applications – for instance, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-powered community site. Each dedicated machine is tied to a given amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to optimize the loading speed of very popular websites noticeably, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will start caching data the moment it’s enabled, so shortly after that, you will distinguish the improved overall performance of your websites and the decreased load on your server. Lots of websites use Memcached to improve their efficacy, including famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.