Memcached is a popular content caching system, which can enhance the speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites substantially in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so when a visitor conducts a search for a particular product on your site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the whole procedure will be completed much quicker. That goes for all types of database-driven applications and not only for web stores, since anytime a specific web page is visited, the application sends a database query to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users will not see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

When you host script-based sites in a shared web hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your plan with only a couple of clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the PHP extension required for it is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory as many times as you need. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you’ve got a large site with a lot of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with only a couple of clicks. The memory caching platform is suitable for any script-based app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built one, and based on your requirements, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you have a frequently visited site with lots of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy faster load speeds.