Memcached is a popular distributed memory object caching platform, which can accelerate the speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites immensely if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so when a user searches for a certain product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire procedure will be executed much faster. This is valid for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for Internet shops, since anytime a specific page is opened, the application sends a request to its database to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open noticeably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors won’t see any outdated information.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
The Memcached content caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every shared web hosting that we’re offering and you will be able to begin using it as soon as you activate it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to work properly is already present on our advanced cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with each shared web hosting package and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive website with a large-size database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you need to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given point with a couple of mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you buy any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with just a couple of clicks. The platform is suitable for any script-based application like WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house built one, and depending on your needs, you will be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you manage a traffic-hungry site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached platform will improve the performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much faster loading times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with every VPS server that we’re offering on the condition that you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra cash to be able to make the most of the maximum capacity of this distributed memory object caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for data caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you would get with a shared package. This will enable you to use Memcached for multiple websites, no matter how heavy they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading the virtual machine. The Memcached caching system is perfect for script-driven software apps such as WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom app. Shortly after you enable the Memcached system, it will begin storing info and you will note the optimized performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can use the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we’re offering if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated machine with just several mouse clicks. You can improve the overall performance of any site, regardless of what script-driven software app you’re using or how large the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount increases immensely with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching information anytime somebody visits your website, so, as soon as sufficient info has been stored, you’ll distinguish the reduced load on your dedicated server and the enhanced performance of your Internet site. The Memcached system is used by numerous websites, among them popular portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is a proof of the efficiency of the Memcached system.