Memcached is a famous object caching platform, which can accelerate the speed and the performance of your Internet sites immensely if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so if a customer conducts a search for a particular product on your website, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire operation will be completed notably faster. That goes for all types of database-driven applications and not only for web stores, since every time a given web page is opened, the application sends a request to its database to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open considerably faster, but it will also create much less load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be updated, so the users will not see any outdated info.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached object caching system is offered as an upgrade with every cloud hosting offered by us and you can begin using it as soon as you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to work properly is already installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with every shared hosting plan and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic Internet site with a large-size database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with a few clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can enable it with just a few mouse clicks. The caching platform is ideal for any script-based web app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built application, and depending on your needs, you will be able to select two different features – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you manage a high-demand Internet site with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. Memcached will optimize the overall performance of your Internet sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy better load speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans that we are offering if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform through the section with the very same name. The activation takes a couple of clicks and you will see the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ to store information depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting plan that you have selected, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple content-rich Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other software app and reduce the load on your virtual machine, which will enable you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server package rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which confirms its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the caching system the moment your dedicated server is fully functional, without the need to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you have chosen, but as our servers are quite powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-requiring sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 GB. This will allow you to accelerate the overall performance of very large websites without efforts and you will see the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database calls. You can use the caching system with any database-powered portal, including those based on famous Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla.