Memcached is a popular distributed memory caching platform, which can enhance the speed and the performance of your sites drastically if 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 customer conducts a search for some product on your site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the whole task will be completed significantly quicker. This goes for all kinds of database-driven applications and not only for e-commerce portals, since anytime a page is visited, the app sends a database query to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load much faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any outdated info.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each and every shared hosting package that we’re offering and if you’d like to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it in a couple of easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be offered the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached data caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use to cache info, so for plenty of websites (or for one traffic-consuming site), you’d better get more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any time. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven site hosted on our servers will open amazingly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the platform’s activation requires a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much info it will cache, in other words – there are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is stunningly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to accelerate any script-powered site, including those based on popular web apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans offered by our company when you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform via the section with the same name. The setup requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and you’ll detect the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can employ to cache info depends on the particular VPS hosting package that you’ve picked, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several frequently visited websites. You can use Memcached with sites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other web application and reduce the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will enable you to keep using the current VPS package rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which confirms its effectiveness.