Memcached is a widespread content caching system, which can enhance the loading speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites tremendously if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so when a client searches for a particular product on your site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the entire operation will be executed considerably faster. This is valid for all types of database-driven applications and not only for e-stores, since every time a given page is opened, the app sends a request to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors will not see any outdated information.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

When you host script-based websites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached memory caching system to your shared web hosting plan with just a few clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the PHP extension needed for it is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you need. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you have a regularly visited site with a lot of content, you may need more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-based web application, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our servers, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-created application, etc. You can add the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate features – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things specify how many sites will use Memcached and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to cache your data. The two things are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a particular amount of memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and your site visitors will swiftly notice the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS servers that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires to work properly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can start using the caching platform once your brand new virtual server is up and running. The memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the low-end ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to optimize the performance of numerous sites hosted on the virtual server simultaneously and to lower the load even if you run data-loaded script-driven sites with many viewers. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom-developed script, and you’ll observe the better performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this data caching system as soon as your dedicated server is completely operational, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you have chosen, but as our servers are exceptionally powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-consuming sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will allow you to improve the overall performance of extremely heavy Internet sites without efforts and you’ll detect the difference shortly after the Memcached system begins caching database calls. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla.