Memcached is a widely used memory caching platform, which can improve the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites substantially in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so when somebody searches for a particular product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole task will be performed notably quicker. That goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for online shopping portals, since anytime a particular web page is accessed, the application connects to its database to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open much faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be updated, so the users won’t see any out-of-date information.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached data caching system comes as an upgrade with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer and you’ll be able to start using it once you activate it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to function properly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each and every shared hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive Internet site with a large-sized database may need more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with several mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with only a few mouse clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is perfect for any script-powered software application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a tailor-made application, and depending on your demands, you’ll be able to select two separate features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a popular website with lots of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will boost the overall performance of your sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster loading times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with all VPS plans ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs to function properly is compiled when the VPS is set up, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform as soon as your brand-new VPS server is completely operational. The memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to accelerate the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to reduce the load on the machine even if you run traffic-consuming script-powered online portals with a lot of visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-made script, and you will distinguish the better overall performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this distributed memory caching system as soon as the dedicated server is fully operational, without needing to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have picked, but as our servers are truly powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-consuming Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will enable you to improve the overall performance of very large sites without efforts and you’ll see the difference soon after the Memcached caching system begins caching database calls. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any database-powered online portal, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.