Memcached is a popular distributed memory caching system, which can enhance the speed and the performance of your Internet sites greatly if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so when someone conducts a search for a certain product on your Internet site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire operation will be carried out much quicker. This is valid for all kinds of database-driven applications and not only for web stores, since anytime a given page is visited, the application sends a request to its database to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website load much faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be updated, so the visitors will not see any outdated info.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every Linux shared service that we’re offering and you can begin using it as soon as you add it, as the extension that it requires in order to work correctly is already available on our advanced cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each hosting package and a new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use Memcached, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive website with a large-size database may need more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with a couple of clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the distributed memory object caching platform’s activation takes several clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much info it will cache, i.e. there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is quite flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to improve the loading speed of any script-powered website, including those based on popular web-based applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is included by default with each and every VPS server that we’re offering as long as you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not have to pay anything extra to be able to use the full potential of this data caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting plan you choose, the more memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared hosting plan. This will permit you to use the Memcached caching system for plenty of sites, irrespective of how large they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a low-end package for them without overloading your virtual server. The caching system is perfect for script-powered applications such as WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom app. Soon after you enable the Memcached caching system, it will start storing info and you will detect the optimized overall performance of your sites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we offer if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the server with just several mouse clicks. You can enhance the overall performance of any website, regardless of what script-driven web application you rely on or how heavy the site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount increases seriously with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching data each time somebody accesses your website, so, once enough content has been cached, you’ll see the reduced load on your dedicated server and the improved performance of the website. Memcached is being used by many sites, including popular portals such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is a proof of the effectiveness of the Memcached system.