Memcached is a commonly used object caching system, which can improve the loading speed and the performance of your sites substantially if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so when somebody searches for a certain product on your website, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the whole task will be performed considerably faster. That goes for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for e-stores, as anytime a page is opened, the app sends a query to its database to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website load noticeably faster, but it will also create much less load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be updated, so the users won’t see any out-of-date info.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each shared web hosting account that we offer and in case you would like to use it for any script-based site that you host on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in a few easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use in order to cache content, so for numerous websites (or for one resource-intensive site), you’d better order more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, every script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers will open unbelievably fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you obtain any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the account, you can enable it with only a couple of clicks. The memory caching platform is perfect for any script-powered application like WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house made application, and based on your requirements, you will be able to choose two different features – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you manage a traffic-hungry site with lots of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will improve the overall performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better loading times.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
If you get a virtual private server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the data caching platform is available with all VPS servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have resource-demanding websites, you’ll be able to increase their performance with ease and the reduced server load will enable you to keep using your current VPS hosting plan rather than switching to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache information depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you will have at least several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be serious. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered web application, no matter if you have set it up on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one like OpenCart, Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting offered by us and the only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on popular software apps – for example, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-driven community web portal. Each server comes with a given amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to optimize the speed of very heavy sites enormously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will begin caching content as soon as it is activated, so shortly after that, you’ll detect the improved overall performance of your Internet sites and the lowered load on the dedicated server. Many Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to improve their efficacy, including popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.