Memcached is a famous memory caching platform, which can enhance the loading speed and the performance of your sites tremendously if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so when a visitor conducts a search for a specific product on your site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the whole procedure will be carried out significantly quicker. This goes for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for e-commerce portals, since every time a particular web page is accessed, the app sends a query to its database to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site load much faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

The Memcached caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer and you’ll be able to start using it as soon as you activate it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to function properly is already available on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with every web hosting plan and a new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, indicates the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy Internet site with a very large database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you’d like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given point with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached data caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated plans and since it works with any script-based application, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our servers, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom app, etc. You can add the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two different things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things indicate how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching system and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your data. The two things are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a particular amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and the visitors will quickly see the difference in the performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you acquire one of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the order process, you will get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform by default and you can set it up for any site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching data as people access your site, so you’ll see the results of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the platform for numerous Internet sites or for a very heavy website without compromising its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to accelerate the speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to enhance the performance of your dedicated machine.