Memcached is a commonly used distributed memory object caching system, which can increase the loading speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites immensely in case 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 someone conducts a search for a certain product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the entire procedure will be carried out much quicker. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for online shopping portals, as anytime a specific page is opened, 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 produce much less server load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be updated, so the users will not see any outdated info.
Memcached in Website Hosting
If you host script-powered websites in a website hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your web hosting plan with only a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the required extension is already installed on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory as many times as you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you manage a resource-hungry site with lots of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the caching platform’s setup requires a few clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much information it will cache, in other words – there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is truly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to improve the speed of any script-powered site, including those based on widely used web apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS web hosting plans ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs in order to function properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching platform as soon as your brand new VPS server is completely functional. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the given plan, but even with the low-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to optimize the performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS at the same time and to reduce the load on the machine even if you own content-loaded script-based web pages with lots of visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom-built one, and you will distinguish the better overall performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this data caching system once your server is up and running, without having to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you have picked, but as our servers are exceptionally powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-demanding Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will enable you to enhance the overall performance of very busy Internet sites with no effort and you’ll notice the difference soon after Memcached begins caching database queries. You can take advantage of the caching system with any database-driven website, including those based on famous Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.