Memcached is a popular data caching system, which can increase the speed and the performance of your sites tremendously in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database 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 display the results and the whole procedure will be performed noticeably quicker. This goes for all kinds of database-driven applications and not only for online shops, as every time a page is visited, the application sends a database query to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website load considerably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be updated, so the visitors will not see any old information.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
If you host script-based websites in a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached data caching system to your shared hosting plan with only a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary PHP extension is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you manage a large-scale site with lots of content, you may require more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the object caching platform’s activation takes several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that is required is already installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. there’re two separate upgradable features – the instances and the system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is really flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use the Memcached platform to improve the speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on widely used web applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you obtain a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional fee, as the memory caching platform is offered with all VPSs that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run data-loaded websites, you will be able to accelerate their performance effortlessly and the reduced load will enable you to keep your current Virtual Private Server plan rather than switching to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache data depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be substantial. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-powered application, irrespective of whether you have created it yourself or you are using a ready-made one like Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on widely used applications – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-driven social networking website. Each dedicated machine is tied to a specific amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to boost the speed of very popular sites substantially, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will begin storing content the moment it is activated, so soon thereafter, you will note the enhanced performance of your websites and the lowered load on your dedicated server. Numerous Internet sites use Memcached to increase their efficiency, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.