Memcached is a widely used data caching system, which can enhance the speed and the overall performance of your sites significantly in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so if a visitor conducts a search for a certain product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire task will be executed significantly quicker. This goes for all sorts of database-powered applications and not only for web stores, since anytime a particular web page is accessed, the application sends a database request to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website open significantly faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users will not see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host script-driven sites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Memcached to your hosting package with just a few clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the required extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you have a resource-hungry website with lots 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

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with only a few mouse clicks. The caching platform is perfect for any script-driven app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built one, and depending on your requirements, you’ll be able to select two different features – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you manage a busy Internet site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached platform will optimize the performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much faster loading times.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this caching system once your server is fully functional, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you have selected, but as our servers are really powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-heavy websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to increase the overall performance of extremely popular websites with ease and you’ll observe the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database calls. You can make full use of the Memcached caching system with any database-driven portal, including those that are based on popular CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.