Memcached is a widespread content caching system, which can boost the speed and the overall performance of your websites substantially in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so if a visitor conducts a search for a particular product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire operation will be executed considerably faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for e-stores, as anytime a web page is opened, the app sends a query to its database to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open considerably faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors will not see any old info.
Memcached in Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached object caching system with all hosting services that we offer. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can obtain with only a few clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first part shows the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be a very good idea for heavy-traffic sites with large databases and a lot of visitors. In this way, you can optimize the performance of any script-powered site hosted on our servers without any efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached data caching system as an upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-powered application, you can use it for every website that you host on our servers, no matter what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-developed app, etc. You can request the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two separate things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things indicate the number of the sites that will use the Memcached system and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your info. 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 Memcached with any type of site and both you and your website visitors will swiftly detect the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
You will get Memcached with any of the virtual private server packages that we’re offering in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform through the Control Panel section with the same name. The configuration takes several clicks and you’ll see the difference in the performance of your websites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache content depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan that you have selected, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple heavy sites. You can use Memcached with sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other app and lower the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will permit you to keep using the current VPS plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which demonstrates its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this caching system the moment your dedicated server is fully ready, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you’ve selected, but as our servers are pretty powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-requiring Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 GB. This will permit you to boost the overall performance of very popular Internet sites without efforts and you’ll distinguish the difference shortly after the Memcached system begins caching database queries. You can make use of the system with any database-powered online portal, including those based on popular Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.