Memcached is a widespread content caching platform, which can enhance the speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites tremendously if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are delivered, so when a visitor conducts a search for a certain product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire operation will be carried out significantly faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for web shops, since anytime a given web page is visited, the application sends a database query to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open much faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors won’t see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

When you host script-powered sites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached distributed memory caching system to your web hosting plan with just a few clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary extension is already installed on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add as much memory as you want. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you have a large-scale website with a lot of content, you may need more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the platform’s activation takes a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that is required is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many websites can use it and how much content it will cache, i.e. there’re two separate upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is pretty flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to increase the loading speed of any script-driven website, including those that are based on popular web-based apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is included by default with each and every VPS server offered by us provided that you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra cash to be able to make the most of the power of this content caching system. The more powerful plan you pick, the more system memory Memcached will have for information storage purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared package. This will allow you to use Memcached for lots of Internet sites, regardless of how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading your virtual machine. The caching system is ideal for script-driven apps like WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-made app. Soon after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will start caching data and you will observe the enhanced overall performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes for free with all dedicated web hosting plans that we offer and the only 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 site, including those based on popular web apps – for instance, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-driven social networking website. Each dedicated server is tied to a certain amount of memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to optimize the load speed of extremely busy sites seriously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will start storing information the moment it’s enabled, so shortly thereafter, you will notice the optimized performance of your websites and the decreased load on your server. Plenty of Internet sites use Memcached to enhance their effectiveness, among them popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.