Memcached is a famous distributed memory object caching system, which can improve the speed and the performance of your Internet sites immensely in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so when a client conducts a search for some product on your Internet site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire procedure will be executed notably faster. That goes for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for Internet shops, as anytime a given web page is opened, the application sends a database query to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open noticeably faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be updated, so the website visitors will not see any outdated information.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
The Memcached content caching system is available as an optional upgrade with every cloud website hosting that we’re offering and you can begin using it once you order it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to perform properly is already installed on our advanced cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every hosting plan and a new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A busy Internet site with a very large database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a few clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by our company and use its full potential for any script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the instances and the amount of memory. These things indicate the number of the sites that can use Memcached and the amount of memory that it will use to store your info. You can select them independently, since one instance is not bound to a particular amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single regularly visited site, for example. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-powered website irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widespread Internet apps like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and a lot of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to optimize the loading speed of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you order a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra cost, as the distributed memory caching platform comes with all VPS servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have resource-hungry Internet sites, you’ll be able to improve their performance with ease and the reduced load on your Virtual Private Server will enable you to keep your current Virtual Private Server plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to store data depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a lower-end one, you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be incredible. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-powered web application, irrespective of whether you’ve set it up yourself or you’re using a ready-to-use one like WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the content caching system as soon as the dedicated server is fully operational, without needing to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have chosen, but since our servers are really powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-heavy Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will enable you to accelerate the performance of very heavy sites with no effort and you will note the difference soon after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any database-driven web portal, including those that are based on famous Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.