Memcached is a widely used data caching system, which can boost the speed and the performance of your websites substantially in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so if somebody conducts a search for a certain product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the whole operation will be carried out much quicker. This is valid for all sorts of database-powered applications and not only for Internet shops, since anytime a given page is accessed, the app connects to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open noticeably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be updated, so the users won’t see any old information.

Memcached in Web Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each web hosting plan that we offer and in case you wish to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to order it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache data, so for a lot of websites (or for one single popular site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With Memcached, each script-based site hosted on our cloud servers will load unbelievably fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the distributed memory caching platform’s activation requires a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is stunningly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to boost the speed of any script-powered website, including those that are based on widely used web apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this distributed memory caching system as soon as the server is assembled, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you’ve picked, but as our servers are astonishingly powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-intensive Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will allow you to boost the overall performance of very busy sites without effort and you will distinguish the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database calls. You can use the system with any database-driven web portal, including those based on widely used Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla.