Memcached is a famous object caching platform, which can improve the speed and the performance of your websites substantially in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so when somebody conducts a search for a certain product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire operation will be carried out noticeably quicker. That goes for all kinds of database-driven apps and not only for Internet shops, since anytime a page is opened, the app sends a database request to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website load significantly faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors will not see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached object caching system with all Linux cloud web hosting that we’re offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can order with only a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a very good idea for frequently visited sites with large databases and many users. Thus, you can accelerate the performance of any script-based site hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated web hosting offered by us and the sole requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on widely used web-based applications – for example, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-driven community website. Each dedicated machine is tied to a specific amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to boost the load speed of extremely popular websites considerably, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will begin caching information once it’s activated, so soon after that, you’ll detect the improved performance of your websites and the decreased load on the dedicated server. Lots of sites use the Memcached caching system to increase their efficacy, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.