Memcached is a widespread content caching system, which can boost the speed and the performance of your Internet sites immensely if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are delivered, so when a user conducts a search for a particular product on your website, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the entire operation will be executed notably quicker. That goes for all kinds of database-driven applications and not only for online shops, since every time a particular page is opened, the app sends a database query to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website load much faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be updated, so the website visitors won’t see any outdated info.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached is offered as an upgrade with every shared website hosting plan offered by us and you can start using it once you order it, since the extension that it needs so as to work properly is already available on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each and every plan and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited site with a large-size database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you’d like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached distributed memory caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated plans and since it works with any script-driven software application, you can use it for any Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what application you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-built one, etc. You can add the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things define the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two things are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any kind of site and both you and the website visitors will swiftly detect the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this distributed memory object caching system the moment the dedicated server is completely functional, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you have picked, but since our servers are incredibly powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-intensive sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will allow you to optimize the overall performance of very busy Internet sites without efforts and you’ll see the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system begins caching database requests. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching system with any database-powered web portal, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.