Memcached is a famous object caching system, which can boost the speed and the overall performance of your sites immensely in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the database/API and the replies that are delivered, so if a customer conducts a search for a given product on your website, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the whole operation will be executed much faster. That goes for all types of database-powered applications and not only for e-commerce portals, as anytime a particular page is opened, the application sends a database query to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open much faster, but it will also create much less load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors won’t see any old info.
Memcached in Hosting
The Memcached object caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting that we’re offering and you’ll be able to start using it once you order it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to function correctly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, indicates the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A busy website with a large-size database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you need to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any point with several clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached distributed memory object caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-driven app, you can use it for each site that you host on our platform, irrespective of what app you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-built one, etc. You can add the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. Basically, these things indicate how many Internet sites will use the Memcached system and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your info. The two things are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can use Memcached with any type of website and both you and the website visitors will swiftly note the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans that we offer in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the data caching platform via the section with the same name. The activation takes a couple of clicks of the mouse and you will see the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can take advantage of to store data depends on the given VPS package that you have picked, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several content-loaded Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other Internet app and lower the load on your virtual server, which will enable you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server hosting plan instead of migrating to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is an evidence of its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by our company if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the machine with only a couple of clicks. You can enhance the performance of any site, no matter what script-driven web app you are using or how busy the site is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount increases enormously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will start caching information each time somebody visits your website, so, as soon as enough information has been cached, you’ll distinguish the reduced server load and the improved performance of your site. The Memcached system is used by many websites, including popular portals such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which confirms the effectiveness of the caching system.