Memcached is a widely used distributed memory caching platform, which can improve the speed and the performance of your sites substantially in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so when somebody searches for a particular product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole operation will be performed much faster. This goes for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for e-shops, since every time a page is opened, the application sends a query to its database to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open noticeably faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users won’t see any outdated info.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with every Linux cloud web hosting plan offered by us and you will be able to begin using it as soon as you order it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to perform correctly is already available on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting plan and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic website with a large database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you want to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any point with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated plans offered by us and use its full capacity for any script-driven website hosted by us. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the memory. These things show the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching platform and how much system memory it will use to store your information. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not linked to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single large Internet site, for example. This feature comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you wish. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website regardless of its nature, including those based on widespread web apps like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and many companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to boost the loading speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is included by default with each VPS server that we offer as long as you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra money to be able to take advantage of the full power of this data caching system. The more powerful VPS plan you select, the more memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared hosting package. This will permit you to use the Memcached system for a lot of sites, irrespective of how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading your server. The caching system is suitable for script-powered applications such as Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-created app. Shortly after you activate Memcached, it will begin caching info and you will notice the optimized performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you acquire any of our Linux dedicated web hosting plans and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the order process, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform as standard and you can use it with each site that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing content as people access your site, so you’ll see the results of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the caching platform for plenty of websites or for a very heavy Internet site without compromising its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to accelerate any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online journal, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to improve the overall performance of your dedicated machine.