Memcached is a famous object caching system, which can enhance the loading speed and the performance of your sites tremendously in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so if someone conducts a search for a specific product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole operation will be completed significantly faster. This goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for web shops, as every time a particular page is visited, the app sends a request to its database to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open much faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any outdated information.

Memcached in Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting that we offer and you’ll be able to start using it the moment you order it, as the extension that it requires so as to perform correctly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy Internet site with a large database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with a few clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the account, you can activate it with only a few mouse clicks. The content caching platform is suitable for any script-driven software app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built app, and depending on your demands, you will be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a busy website with lots of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will accelerate the performance of your sites soon after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much faster loading times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it needs to function correctly is compiled when the virtual server is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform the moment your brand new virtual server is fully functional. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the lower-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to enhance the performance of multiple websites hosted on the virtual server at the same time and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you run large script-powered online portals with plenty of viewers. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-made script, and you will notice the better performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated servers offered by our company and the sole condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on famous Internet apps – for instance, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-driven community web portal. Each server comes with a different amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to optimize the load speed of very popular websites immensely, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will start storing content as soon as it is activated, so shortly thereafter, you’ll see the enhanced performance of your websites and the reduced load on the dedicated server. Many Internet sites use Memcached to boost their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.