Memcached is a widespread object caching system, which can accelerate the speed and the overall performance of your websites substantially if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are delivered, so if a customer searches for a given product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the whole procedure will be performed notably faster. That goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for web shops, as every time a page is opened, the app sends a database request to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load considerably faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors won’t see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

The Memcached content caching system comes as an upgrade with every shared website hosting plan that we offer and you’ll be able to start using it as soon as you order it, as the extension that it needs so as to perform correctly is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with each shared hosting package and a new 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 shows the number of the websites that can use Memcached, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic site with a large-sized database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you’d like to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any point with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated plans and since it works with any script-based web application, you can use it for any Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what application you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom application, etc. You can add the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things show the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached and how much memory the system will be able to use in order to cache your info. The two features are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a particular amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any sort of site and both you and the website visitors will swiftly notice the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is offered by default with every VPS server offered by our company as long as you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not need to pay any extra cash to be able to take advantage of the full potential of this distributed memory caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting package you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for information storage purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared hosting package. This will allow you to use Memcached for a lot of sites, no matter how large they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end plan for them without overloading the server. The Memcached caching system is excellent for script-powered software apps like Joomla, OpenCart, WordPress or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-created app. Soon after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will begin caching content and you’ll observe the enhanced performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server offered by us if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the server with only several mouse clicks. You can improve the overall performance of any site, irrespective of what script-based web application you’re using or how busy the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount increases considerably with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is enabled, it will start caching information every time somebody browses your site, so, once sufficient content has been stored, you will notice the decreased load on your server and the improved overall performance of your site. Memcached is used by lots of sites, among them popular portals like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the Memcached system.