Memcached is a commonly used object caching system, which can accelerate the speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites greatly if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so when someone searches for a specific product on your site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole operation will be carried out considerably quicker. That goes for all kinds of database-driven applications and not only for e-commerce portals, as every time a page is accessed, the app sends a query to its database to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load much faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors will not see any old information.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached data caching system is offered as an upgrade with each Linux hosting offered by us and you will be able to begin using it once you add it, as the extension that it needs so as to work properly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with each web hosting package and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 MB, specifies the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-intensive website with a very large database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any point with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the caching platform’s setup requires a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is pretty flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to speed up any script-powered Internet site, including those based on popular applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we’re offering if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated machine with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can improve the performance of any Internet site, irrespective of what script-based software app you rely on or how busy the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases enormously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is enabled, it will start caching info each time somebody opens your website, so, once sufficient data has been stored, you will distinguish the lowered load and the enhanced overall performance of the website. Memcached is being used by lots of websites, among them popular portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the Memcached system.