Memcached is a famous content caching platform, which can accelerate the speed and the overall performance of your websites greatly in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are delivered, so when a user searches for a particular product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the entire procedure will be completed notably faster. This is valid for all kinds of database-driven applications and not only for web stores, since anytime a particular web page is visited, the application sends a database query to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open significantly faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached replies will also be updated, so the users will not see any old information.

Memcached in Web Hosting

If you host script-driven sites in a web hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your web hosting plan with just a couple of clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the PHP extension needed for it is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you like. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you run a frequently visited website with a lot of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get Memcached as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered app, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-built application, etc. You can add the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things indicate how many websites will use the Memcached system and how much memory the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two features are offered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make use of the Memcached system with any kind of site and both you and your website visitors will swiftly note the difference in the performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with just several mouse clicks. You can optimize the overall performance of any website, no matter what script-powered web application you are using or how heavy the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount grows immensely with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will begin caching content anytime somebody accesses your website, so, as soon as sufficient information has been cached, you will detect the lowered load on your server and the improved performance of the site. The Memcached system is used by plenty of sites, including famous portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the Memcached system.