Memcached is a commonly used distributed memory object caching system, which can improve the speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites substantially in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so if a client searches for a certain product on your website, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the entire operation will be executed noticeably faster. This goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for Internet shops, since anytime a particular web page is visited, the application sends a query to its database to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open noticeably faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be updated, so the website visitors will not see any out-of-date information.
Memcached in Hosting
You can make use of Memcached with all hosting services that we are offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can get with only a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached once you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the websites that you would like to use it for. The first part concerns the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for heavy-traffic websites with very large databases and many concurrent visitors. In this way, you can improve the performance of any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers without any effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached object caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-powered application, you can use it for any website that you host on our platform, regardless of what app you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-developed one, etc. You can add the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In other words, these things show how many Internet sites will use Memcached and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your information. The two things are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and your site visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS
Memcached is available by default with all VPS that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires to function correctly is compiled when the server is set up, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform once your new virtual server is fully operational. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to optimize the performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to lower the load even if you own resource-heavy script-driven websites with plenty of visitors. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-made script, and you’ll observe the faster overall performance shortly after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated hosting services that we are offering and the sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-powered site, including those based on widely used apps – for example, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-driven social networking website. Each server comes with a specific amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to enhance the speed of very busy websites immensely, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will start storing info once it is activated, so soon after that, you’ll detect the optimized performance of your websites and the decreased load. Numerous sites use the Memcached caching system to boost their efficiency, including popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.