Memcached is a popular memory caching platform, which can boost the loading speed and the performance of your sites significantly if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so if somebody conducts a search for a certain product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the whole task will be completed notably quicker. This is valid for all types of database-driven applications and not only for Internet shops, as every time a specific page is accessed, the application sends a request to its database to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load significantly faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users won’t see any outdated information.
Memcached in Web Hosting
If you host script-driven sites in a web hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached data caching system to your hosting package with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the required extension is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you have a large-size site with a lot of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the content caching platform’s activation takes a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many websites can use it and how much content it will cache, in other words – there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is pretty flexible in this regard and we do not bind a given number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can use Memcached to increase the loading speed of any script-driven site, including those based on widely used applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages offered by us in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the object caching platform through the section with the same name. The setup requires a couple of clicks and you will distinguish the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantly. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can employ to cache info depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting package that you’ve selected, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple traffic-heavy websites. You can use Memcached with sites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other Internet app and reduce the load on your server, which will allow you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server hosting plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is an evidence of its effectiveness.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated servers offered by our company and the only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven site, including those that are based on famous software applications – for instance, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-driven community portal. Each dedicated server is tied to a specific amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to boost the load speed of extremely busy sites significantly, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will start storing content the moment it’s activated, so soon after that, you’ll observe the enhanced overall performance of your websites and the decreased load on the dedicated server. Plenty of Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their effectiveness, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.