Memcached is a widely used data caching system, which can increase the speed and the overall performance of your sites considerably 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 returned, so if somebody searches for a particular product on your Internet site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the whole task will be performed noticeably faster. This is valid for all types of database-powered apps and not only for shopping portals, since anytime a specific page is opened, the app connects to its database to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load considerably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be updated, so the users will not see any out-of-date information.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
Memcached comes as an upgrade with every shared website hosting plan that we offer and you’ll be able to start using it once you activate it, since the extension that it needs in order to run properly is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each shared web hosting plan and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, specifies the total size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited site with a large-size database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any point with a couple of clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer and use its full capacity for any script-driven Internet site hosted by us. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things determine how many websites can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your info. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not tied to a specific amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for one large-scale site, for example. This feature is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you like. The platform can be used with any script-driven site irrespective of its nature, including those that are based on popular applications like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, and plenty of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to optimize the speed of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available as standard with all VPS hosting plans that are ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires in order to work correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can start using the caching platform the moment your brand-new virtual server is fully functional. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular plan, but even with the lower-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 performance of multiple sites hosted on the Virtual Private Server simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you manage frequently visited script-based web portals with multiple visitors. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-built one, and you will detect the better overall performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes for free with all dedicated web hosting plans offered by our company and the sole requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-driven website, including those that are based on famous software applications – for instance, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-driven community web portal. Each server comes with a particular amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to boost the loading speed of very large websites seriously, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will begin caching information the moment it’s activated, so shortly thereafter, you will detect the improved overall performance of your websites and the lowered load on the dedicated machine. Numerous Internet sites use Memcached to enhance their efficacy, including famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.