Memcached is a popular caching system, which can enhance the loading speed and the performance of your sites substantially in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so when a visitor searches for some product on your website, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the whole operation will be performed notably faster. That goes for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for online shops, as every time a web page is opened, the application sends a request to its database to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website open significantly faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors will not see any outdated information.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached distributed memory object caching system with all cloud hosting offered by us. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can order with just a couple of clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first one specifies the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve added, the more content will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for traffic-heavy sites with very large databases and lots of visitors. In this way, you can increase the loading speed of any script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-based application, you can use it for any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what application you have used – Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, a custom-created one, etc. You can order the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things determine the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system and how much memory the system will be able to use to cache your data. The two features are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can use Memcached with any type of website and both you and your site visitors will quickly detect the difference in the performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated servers offered by us and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those that are based on widely used web apps – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven community site. Each server comes with a specific amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to enhance the load speed of very large sites seriously, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will begin caching content the moment it’s activated, so soon thereafter, you’ll observe the optimized performance of your sites and the decreased load on your dedicated server. Lots of sites use the Memcached caching system to increase their effectiveness, including famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.