Memcached is a popular distributed memory object caching system, which can improve the loading speed and the overall performance of your sites substantially if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so when a customer searches for a particular product on your site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the whole task will be carried out significantly quicker. That goes for all kinds of database-driven apps and not only for Internet shops, since anytime a particular page is opened, the app sends a database query to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load much faster, but it will also create much less load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors will not see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system comes as an upgrade with each Linux shared hosting offered by our company and you will be able to start using it once you add it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to work properly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting package and a new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic website with a large-sized database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you need to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any time with a few clicks.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

When you acquire any of our Linux dedicated web hosting and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached data caching platform by default and you can use it with any website that you host on the dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start storing content as people visit your Internet site, so you will notice the result of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for many sites or for a very popular Internet site without weakening its efficacy. Memcached will allow you to enhance the loading speed of any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online blog, an OpenCart e-shop, etc., and to boost the overall performance of your dedicated machine.