Memcached is a popular distributed memory caching platform, which can enhance the loading speed and the performance of your sites drastically if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so if someone conducts a search for a particular product on your website, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole task will be carried out noticeably quicker. That goes for all kinds of database-powered apps and not only for online shopping portals, as every time a page is accessed, the application sends a query to its database to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website open much faster, but it will also create much less load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any outdated information.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to start using it the moment you activate it, since the extension that it requires in order to run properly is already present on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each shared web hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited website with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you would like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add Memcached to any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer and use its full capacity for any script-driven site hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two features – the number of instances and the system memory. These things indicate how many sites can use the Memcached platform and how much system memory it will use to cache your data. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not bound to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for one regularly visited Internet site, for instance. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you wish. The platform can be used with any script-driven website regardless of its nature, including those that are based on popular web-based applications like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and lots of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to optimize the performance of their websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching system the moment the server is fully operational, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have selected, but since our servers are remarkably powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-requiring websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will allow you to boost the performance of extremely busy websites with no effort and you’ll note the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can take full advantage of the caching system with any database-driven website, including those based on popular Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.