Memcached is a famous distributed memory caching system, which can boost the loading speed and the overall performance of your sites tremendously in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so when a user searches for a certain product on your website, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire procedure will be performed much quicker. That goes for all kinds of database-powered apps and not only for e-shops, since anytime a given page is accessed, the application sends a database query to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users will not see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with every Linux cloud hosting offered by us and you will be able to start using it the moment you activate it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to perform correctly is already available on our innovative cloud platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with each and every hosting package and a new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A busy website with a large-sized database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you wish to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you get one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel at signup, you will get the Memcached object caching platform by default and you can activate it for each website that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching info as users open your website, so you’ll see the effect 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 dedicate server package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the caching platform for lots of sites or for a very busy site without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to increase the loading speed of any database-driven Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online journal, an OpenCart web store, etcetera, and to enhance the overall performance of your server.