Memcached is a widespread data caching system, which can improve the loading speed and the overall performance of your websites immensely in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so when a user conducts a search for some product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire procedure will be carried out significantly faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-powered applications and not only for online shops, as anytime a specific page is opened, the application sends a request to its database to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open much faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be updated, so the website visitors won’t see any outdated info.
Memcached in Website Hosting
Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each website hosting plan offered by our company and if you want to use it for any script-based Internet site that you host on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in a couple of easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be offered the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use to cache content, so for lots of websites (or for one single resource-demanding site), you may want to order more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added every time you need it. With Memcached, any script-based website hosted on our cloud servers will load lightning-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the platform’s activation takes a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is pretty flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to accelerate any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on famous Internet apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with all VPS servers that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to perform correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching platform as soon as your brand-new Virtual Private Server is ready. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular Virtual Private Server 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 allow you to enhance the performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you own large-size script-driven web portals with numerous visitors. The platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-made one, and you’ll see the faster overall performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this caching system once your server is configured, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve chosen, but as our servers are really powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-consuming websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will enable you to increase the performance of extremely large Internet sites without efforts and you’ll detect the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database requests. You can use the Memcached caching system with any database-powered site, including those that are based on widely used Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.