Memcached is a famous data caching platform, which can improve the speed and the performance of your Internet sites tremendously if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so when somebody conducts a search for a specific product on your site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the whole procedure will be executed noticeably faster. That goes for all kinds of database-driven applications and not only for online shops, since anytime a page is accessed, the application sends a database request to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be updated, so the site visitors will not see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system is offered as an upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting plan offered by us and you’ll be able to begin using it as soon as you order it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to perform correctly is already available on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each shared hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic Internet site with a large-size database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you get any of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform as standard and you can use it with any site that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching data as users visit your website, so you’ll notice the effects of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for lots of Internet sites or for an extremely large Internet site without compromising its efficacy. The Memcached platform will enable you to enhance the loading speed of any database-powered website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress blog, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to enhance the performance of your server.