Memcached is a commonly used data caching platform, which can improve the speed and the performance of your sites tremendously if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so when a client searches for a given product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire procedure will be carried out noticeably faster. This goes for all kinds of database-powered apps and not only for Internet shops, as every time a particular page is visited, the app sends a request to its database to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website load considerably faster, but it will also create much less load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors will not see any outdated information.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached object caching system is available as an upgrade with each Linux hosting that we offer and you’ll be able to begin using it once you activate it, as the PHP extension that it requires in order to function properly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of 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, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A popular Internet site with a large-sized database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you need to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given point with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

When you buy a virtual private server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra cost, as the caching platform comes with all virtual servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you own resource-heavy Internet sites, you’ll be able to accelerate their overall performance with ease and the reduced load on the virtual server will allow you to keep your current package rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache data depends on the package that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be serious. You can use Memcached with any database-powered web app, irrespective of whether you have developed it on your own or you’re using a ready-to-use one such as Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you get any of our Linux dedicated web hosting and if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get the Memcached memory caching platform as standard and you can use it with any site that you host on your dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching content as users visit your site, so you’ll notice the results of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for numerous websites or for an extremely large site without compromising its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to boost the speed of any database-driven Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online blog, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to enhance the performance of your dedicated server.