Memcached is a popular content caching platform, which can enhance the loading speed and the performance of your websites drastically in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so if a user conducts a search for some product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the entire operation will be performed notably faster. That goes for all sorts of database-powered applications and not only for online shops, as every time a web page is opened, the application connects to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load considerably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached replies will also be updated, so the site visitors will not see any outdated information.

Memcached in Website Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is offered as an upgrade with each Linux website hosting service that we are offering and you will be able to begin using it the moment you activate it, since the extension that it needs so as to run correctly is already available on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each and every shared web hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy Internet site with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with a couple of clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a few clicks. The memory caching platform is suitable for any script-based software app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a tailor-made application, and based on your demands, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you own a busy website with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will accelerate the overall performance of your sites soon after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much faster loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS web hosting services ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires in order to function properly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can start using the data caching platform once your brand new Virtual Private Server is fully ready. The system memory that Memcached can use depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to enhance the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to lower the load even if you’ve got traffic-intensive script-powered web pages with many viewers. The platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-developed one, and you’ll detect the better overall performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we offer if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the machine with only several clicks. You can enhance the performance of any site, regardless of what script-powered software app you rely on or how busy the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount rises substantially with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the caching system is activated, it will start caching information every time someone opens your site, so, as soon as enough content has been stored, you will distinguish the reduced load on the dedicated machine and the enhanced performance of your site. The Memcached caching system is used by plenty of websites, including popular portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which confirms the efficiency of the caching system.