Memcached is a widely used data caching system, which can improve the loading speed and the overall performance of your sites substantially if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so if a visitor conducts a search for some product on your site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the whole procedure will be completed much faster. This is valid for all types of database-powered apps and not only for Internet shops, since every time a given web page is visited, the application sends a database request to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site load considerably faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be updated, so the visitors will not see any old information.
Memcached in Web Hosting
If you host script-based sites in a web hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached distributed memory caching system to your shared hosting package with only a few clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you have a busy site with a lot of content, you may require more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with only a few clicks. The data caching platform is perfect for any script-driven software app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-made application, and depending on your requirements, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you run a popular website with lots of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. Memcached will optimize the performance of your sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better load speeds.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
You will get Memcached with each of the virtual private server packages offered by our company if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the data caching platform through the section with the exact same name. The activation takes several clicks of the mouse and you will see the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that Memcached can take advantage of to store information depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting package that you’ve selected, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple traffic-consuming Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other script and lower the load on your VPS, which will enable you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server hosting package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is an evidence of its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this memory caching system as soon as the server is ready, without needing to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve selected, but as our servers are unbelievably powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-hungry sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 GB. This will allow you to enhance the performance of very busy websites without efforts and you will observe the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database queries. You can use the Memcached caching system with any database-powered portal, including those that are based on famous CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.