Memcached is a widely used caching system, which can increase the speed and the overall performance of your sites drastically in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so if a client searches for a given product on your site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole procedure will be carried out noticeably faster. That goes for all kinds of database-powered apps and not only for shopping portals, as every time a page is visited, the application sends a database query to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website open much faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be updated, so the site visitors won’t see any outdated information.

Memcached in Web Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system comes as an upgrade with each web hosting that we are offering and you can start using it as soon as you order it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to function properly is already present on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with every shared web hosting plan and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated 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 Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 MB, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A popular Internet site with a large-sized database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given time with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers offered by us and make use of its full capacity for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things define the number of the sites that can use the Memcached platform and the amount of memory that it will use to cache your information. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not tied to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single traffic-intensive site, for example. This feature is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you like. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website regardless of its nature, including those that are based on popular software applications like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and lots of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to increase the loading speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS service that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires in order to work properly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can begin using the data caching platform once your brand-new virtual server is up and running. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to accelerate the performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to decrease the load on the machine even if you manage heavy script-powered online portals with many users. The caching platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-built script, and you will notice the faster performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we offer in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated server with only a few mouse clicks. You can optimize the performance of any website, regardless of what script-based application you are using or how large the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount rises immensely with the more powerful servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will begin caching data anytime somebody opens your site, so, as soon as enough data has been cached, you’ll distinguish the lowered load on your server and the enhanced overall performance of the site. Memcached is used by lots of websites, among them famous portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is an evidence of the efficiency of the Memcached system.