Memcached is a widespread object caching platform, which can enhance the speed and the overall performance of your sites significantly in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so if a visitor searches for some product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the whole task will be carried out noticeably quicker. This goes for all types of database-driven apps and not only for e-commerce portals, as every time a page is opened, the app sends a query to its database to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open considerably faster, but it will also create much less load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors won’t see any outdated information.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached object caching system is offered as an upgrade with each Linux shared hosting that we’re offering and you will be able to start using it as soon as you add it, as the PHP extension that it requires in order to work correctly is already installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each plan and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use Memcached, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular site with a large database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the distributed memory object caching platform’s activation requires a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there are two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is quite flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to improve the speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those based on famous web applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated hosting offered by our company and the only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-powered site, including those that are based on popular web applications – for example, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-driven community site. Each server comes with a certain amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to speed up very large sites greatly, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will begin caching content once it is enabled, so shortly after that, you will note the optimized performance of your Internet sites and the lowered load. Lots of websites use the Memcached system to boost their efficacy, including popular ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.