Memcached is a famous content caching platform, which can enhance the speed and the overall performance of your sites immensely in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so if a customer searches for some product on your website, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the whole task will be performed considerably quicker. This goes for all sorts of database-powered applications and not only for e-stores, as every time a particular page is visited, the application sends a database query to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open noticeably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors won’t see any old information.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached caching system is offered as an upgrade with every Linux cloud web hosting package that we are offering and you can begin using it the moment you enable it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to function correctly is already available on our innovative cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each and every shared web hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive site with a large-sized database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you would like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given time with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The platform is perfect for any script-driven software application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom app, and based on your demands, you will be able to select two different features – how many websites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you own a busy site with lots of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will accelerate the performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster load speeds.