Memcached is a commonly used object caching platform, which can accelerate the loading speed and the performance of your websites drastically if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so if somebody conducts a search for a given product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the whole procedure will be completed considerably quicker. This is valid for all types of database-powered apps and not only for web shops, since anytime a specific web page is opened, the application connects 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 changed, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any old information.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory caching system is available as an optional upgrade with every shared plan offered by us and you can begin using it as soon as you add it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to perform correctly is already available on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every web hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A busy website with a large database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you would like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any point with a couple of mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the object caching platform’s activation takes several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is already installed on our servers, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much data can be cached, in other words – there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is truly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to increase the loading speed of any script-driven site, including those that are based on widely used web applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you purchase a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra fee, as the content caching platform comes with all virtual machines that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you own resource-heavy Internet sites, you’ll be able to accelerate their overall performance without any effort and the decreased load on your server will permit you to continue using your current package instead of migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache content depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be substantial. You can use Memcached with any database-driven app, no matter if you have created it on your own or you’re using a ready-made one such as WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated web hosting plans offered by our company and the only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on popular web-based applications – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven social networking site. Each dedicated server is tied to a particular amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to improve the load speed of extremely large websites considerably, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will start caching info the moment it is activated, so soon after that, you’ll observe the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the lowered load on your dedicated machine. Plenty of Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to improve their efficacy, among them popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.