Memcached is a widespread memory caching platform, which can increase the speed and the performance of your sites greatly if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the replies that are delivered, so if somebody conducts a search for a particular product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire task will be executed significantly quicker. That goes for all types of database-powered applications and not only for web shops, since every time a specific web page is visited, the application sends a request to its database to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website open considerably faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors will not see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Web Hosting

The Memcached data caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each web hosting plan that we are offering and you’ll be able to begin using it the moment you enable it, since the extension that it needs in order to function properly is already present on our advanced cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with each and every web hosting plan and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, specifies the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-heavy site with a large database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the content caching platform’s activation requires a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much info it will cache, i.e. there are two separate upgradable features – the number of instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a given number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to accelerate any script-driven site, including those based on popular software apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you acquire any of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel on the order form, you will get the Memcached platform by default and you can activate it for each site that you host on your server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing info as people open your site, so you will notice the effect 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 dedicated plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the platform for multiple websites or for a very large site without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will permit you to improve the speed of any database-powered website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to boost the overall performance of your server.