Memcached is a widespread content caching system, which can accelerate the speed and the performance of your Internet sites significantly if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are delivered, so when a visitor searches for a specific product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the entire operation will be executed much faster. This is valid for all types of database-powered apps and not only for online stores, since every time a specific page is accessed, the app sends a query to its database to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open considerably faster, but it will also create much less load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be updated, so the website visitors will not see any outdated information.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all cloud hosting that we offer. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can add with just a few clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the Internet sites that you’d like to use it for. The first part concerns the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a very good idea for high-traffic sites with very large databases and lots of concurrent visitors. In this way, you can improve the performance of any script-based site hosted on our servers without any efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the object caching platform’s activation takes several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. there are two separate upgradable features – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform to increase the speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on widely used software apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available as standard with all VPS servers ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to work correctly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching platform once your brand-new server is ready. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to accelerate the performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you own large-scale script-based web pages with multiple viewers. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom script, and you’ll notice the faster overall performance shortly after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes for free with all dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering and the sole condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-driven website, including those based on popular web-based apps – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven social networking site. Each server is tied to a specific amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to accelerate very large websites greatly, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will begin caching data as soon as it is enabled, so shortly after that, you’ll notice the enhanced performance of your websites and the lowered server load. Lots of Internet sites use Memcached to increase their effectiveness, including popular ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.