Memcached is a commonly used distributed memory object caching platform, which can accelerate the loading speed and the performance of your sites greatly in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are delivered, so when a visitor conducts a search for a specific product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the whole procedure will be completed much faster. This goes for all types of database-driven applications and not only for e-commerce portals, as anytime a specific web page is visited, the application connects to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open considerably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors won’t see any outdated information.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached caching system with all shared website hosting plans that we are offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can obtain with only a couple of clicks through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system once you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first part defines the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – 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 ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for high-traffic websites with large databases and numerous simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can boost the overall performance of any script-driven site hosted on our servers effortlessly.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we are offering and use its full potential for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. These things specify how many websites can use Memcached and how much memory it will use to store your information. You can select them independently, since one instance is not linked to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single large Internet site, for example. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you wish. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widespread apps like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, and many companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to improve the loading speed of their websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans offered by our company and the only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven website, including those based on popular apps – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-driven community website. Each dedicated machine is tied to a different amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to accelerate the load speed of very popular websites noticeably, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start caching information the moment it is activated, so soon after that, you will detect the optimized performance of your sites and the reduced load on the server. Numerous websites use Memcached to enhance their efficiency, among them popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.