Memcached is a commonly used data caching platform, which can increase the speed and the performance of your Internet sites considerably in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so if someone searches for a given product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the entire operation will be performed significantly quicker. This goes for all sorts of database-powered apps and not only for Internet shops, since anytime a particular page is accessed, the app connects to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors will not see any out-of-date information.
Memcached in Web Hosting
The Memcached caching system is available as an upgrade with every Linux web hosting package offered by us and you can start using it once you add it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to work properly is already present on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with each web hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use Memcached, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-intensive site with a large database may need more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you’d like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with several clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get any of our semi-dedicated server plans, 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 sites hosted in your account, you can add it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The content caching platform is ideal for any script-driven software application like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-developed app, and depending on your demands, you will be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you have a frequently visited site with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will accelerate the performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy better loading speeds.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
If you acquire a virtual private server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the data caching platform is available with all Virtual Private Servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you own content-heavy Internet sites, you will be able to boost their overall performance without effort and the decreased load on your virtual server will permit you to keep your current Virtual Private Server package rather than upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store info depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a lower-end one, you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven app, irrespective of whether you’ve developed it yourself or you’re using a ready-made one like OpenCart, Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you acquire any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get the Memcached data caching platform by default and you can activate it for any website that you host on the server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching data as users visit your Internet site, so you’ll detect the effect of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the caching platform for a large number of Internet sites or for a very large Internet site without compromising its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to increase the speed of any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart e-store, etcetera, and to improve the performance of your dedicated server.