Memcached is a famous content caching platform, which can accelerate the speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites tremendously in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so if a user conducts a search for a specific product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the entire task will be carried out notably quicker. This goes for all sorts of database-powered apps and not only for online shopping portals, since every time a specific web page is accessed, the application sends a request to its database to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open considerably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors won’t see any outdated information.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached data caching system is available as an upgrade with each hosting service that we offer and you’ll be able to begin using it once you add it, as the extension that it requires so as to run correctly is already available on our innovative cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with every shared web hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited site with a very large database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you wish to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given point with a few clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with just a few clicks of the mouse. The object caching platform is suitable for any script-driven app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built application, and based on your demands, you will be able to select two separate things – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you own a popular website with lots of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached platform will boost the performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much faster loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages offered by us if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform via the section with the exact same name. The setup takes a few mouse clicks and you’ll detect the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that Memcached can take advantage of to store information depends on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you have selected, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple regularly visited websites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based app and decrease the load on your virtual server, which will enable you to keep using the current VPS package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which demonstrates its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you buy one of our dedicated service and if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel at signup, you will get the Memcached platform by default and you can use it with any site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching info as people open your website, so you’ll see the results of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the caching platform for many Internet sites or for a very heavy website without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to enhance the loading speed of any database-driven Internet site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online blog, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to boost the performance of your dedicated machine.