Memcached is a popular memory caching system, which can increase the loading speed and the performance of your websites immensely in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so if somebody conducts a search for a given product on your site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the whole task will be carried out significantly faster. This is valid for all types of database-driven apps and not only for online shopping portals, as every time a web page is accessed, the application sends a query to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website load 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 visitors will not see any old info.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use the Memcached object caching system with all cloud website hosting plans
that we are offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can add with just a couple of clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the Internet sites that you’d like to use it for. The first one determines the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for traffic-heavy sites with large databases and lots of simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can increase the overall performance of every script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers with ease.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get Memcached as an upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated servers
and since it works with any script-driven app, you can use it for any Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla™
, a custom-built one, etc. You can order the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things specify how many websites will use the Memcached caching system and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two things are ordered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take full advantage of Memcached with any type of website and both you and the site visitors will quickly detect the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS servers
ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs so as to function properly is compiled when the server is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform once your brand-new server is up and running. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to accelerate the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the VPS at the same time and to lower the load even if you run content-loaded script-powered portals with multiple users. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla™
or Mambo, or a custom-developed one, and you will observe the better performance shortly after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated servers
that we are offering and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on widely used web-based apps – for example, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla™
-driven community website. Each dedicated server is tied to a certain amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to accelerate the speed of extremely large sites greatly, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will begin storing data as soon as it’s activated, so soon after that, you’ll notice the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the decreased server load. A lot of websites use the Memcached caching system to boost their effectiveness, among them famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.