Memcached is a widespread distributed memory object caching platform, which can boost the speed and the overall performance of your websites significantly in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so if a customer conducts a search for a particular product on your Internet site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the whole task will be performed noticeably quicker. This goes for all kinds of database-driven apps and not only for web stores, since anytime a page is accessed, the app sends a database request to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open noticeably faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors will not see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Web Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is offered as an upgrade with each and every web hosting that we’re offering and you will be able to begin using it as soon as you add it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to perform properly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with every shared web hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited website with a very large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the server with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can accelerate the performance of any website, regardless of what script-powered software app you rely on or how heavy the site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount rises significantly with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will begin caching info each time somebody opens your site, so, as soon as sufficient info has been stored, you will see the lowered load and the enhanced performance of the site. Memcached is being used by a lot of sites, among them popular portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which shows the effectiveness of the Memcached system.