Memcached is a famous distributed memory caching system, which can accelerate the speed and the performance of your websites considerably in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are delivered, so when a client searches for a certain product on your Internet site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire task will be executed noticeably faster. That goes for all types of database-driven applications and not only for Internet shops, since anytime a specific page is visited, the app sends a query to its database to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website open significantly faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors will not see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

If you host script-powered sites in a shared hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached memory caching system to your plan with only a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the necessary extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory as many times as you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you’ve got a large-scale website with lots of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the object caching platform’s setup requires several clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required extension is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much content it will cache, i.e. there are two separate upgradable features – the number of instances and the memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is rather flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform to increase the speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on famous web-based applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all VPS servers ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires to work correctly is compiled when the VPS server is set up, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform once your brand-new server is fully functional. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to boost the performance of numerous websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to reduce the load on the machine even if you manage data-heavy script-based websites with plenty of users. The caching platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom one, and you will detect the better performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this distributed memory object caching system the moment the dedicated server is completely operational, without the need to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you have selected, but since our servers are exceptionally powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-requiring sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will permit you to enhance the performance of extremely large websites without effort and you will notice the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database calls. You can take advantage of the caching system with any database-driven portal, including those based on popular CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.