Memcached is a famous data caching system, which can accelerate the loading speed and the performance of your sites immensely if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so if someone searches for some product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the entire task will be executed significantly quicker. This goes for all kinds of database-powered apps and not only for web stores, as anytime a given page is opened, the application sends a database query to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website open significantly faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be updated, so the visitors will not see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Website Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory object caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting plan that we offer and you can begin using it once you enable it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to run correctly is already present on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with every plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, defines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive website with a large-size database may need more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any point with a few clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached content caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-based web app, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what application you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-built app, etc. You can request the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate features – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things define the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system and the maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your data. The two things are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of memory. You can make full use of Memcached with any type of website and both you and the site visitors will quickly distinguish the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering and the one and only condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven website, including those that are based on popular web applications – for instance, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-powered social network. Each dedicated machine is tied to a different amount of memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to enhance the load speed of extremely large websites considerably, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will begin storing data once it’s enabled, so soon thereafter, you will notice the improved overall performance of your Internet sites and the decreased load on your dedicated server. Plenty of sites use Memcached to increase their efficiency, among them popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.