Memcached is a famous data caching platform, which can improve the speed and the performance of your websites greatly if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so when a client searches for a given product on your site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire operation will be executed considerably faster. That goes for all types of database-driven apps and not only for e-shops, since every time a specific page is accessed, the app sends a database request to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open considerably faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors will not see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

If you host script-driven sites in a shared website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your hosting package with just a couple of clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the extension required for it is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory as many times as you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you run a popular website with lots of content, you may require more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with just a few clicks of the mouse. The memory caching platform is ideal for any script-driven web app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a tailor-made app, and based on your needs, you will be able to choose two separate features – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you manage a traffic-intensive site with lots of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the performance of your sites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster load times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS servers ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to work correctly is compiled when the VPS server is set up, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform as soon as your new Virtual Private Server is completely functional. The system memory that Memcached can use depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to optimize the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to decrease the load even if you’ve got resource-intensive script-based websites with many visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-built one, and you’ll detect the faster overall performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you order one of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get the Memcached data caching platform by default and you can set it up for each site that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching info as people visit your Internet site, so you’ll detect the result of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the platform for many websites or for a very large website without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will enable you to increase the load speed of any database-powered site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress blog, an OpenCart store, etcetera, and to enhance the performance of your dedicated machine.