Memcached is a commonly used memory caching platform, which can enhance the speed and the performance of your Internet sites substantially in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so when somebody searches for a certain product on your site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the whole procedure will be completed considerably quicker. This is valid for all kinds of database-driven applications and not only for shopping portals, as anytime a particular page is opened, the application sends a request to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website load significantly faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be updated, so the site visitors won’t see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system comes as an optional upgrade with every Linux cloud hosting offered by our company and you can begin using it once you order it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to run correctly is already installed on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each shared web hosting plan and a new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy website with a large-sized database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with a few clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with only a few clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is ideal for any script-driven app such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-built app, and based on your requirements, you will be able to select two separate things – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you run a traffic-consuming site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will accelerate the performance of your sites soon after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS

You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans that we are offering if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform via the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The activation requires a few clicks of the mouse and you’ll notice the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store info depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have selected, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several traffic-consuming sites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other app and lower the load on your VPS, which will permit you to keep using the current VPS plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which verifies its efficiency.