Memcached is a famous distributed memory object caching system, which can boost the speed and the overall performance of your sites tremendously in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so if a customer conducts a search for a given product on your site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire operation will be performed significantly faster. This goes for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for web stores, as every time a particular page is accessed, the application sends a query to its database to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also create much less load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors will not see any out-of-date info.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can use the Memcached caching system with all Linux cloud hosting offered by us. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can acquire with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using Memcached once you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first part determines the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for regularly visited websites with large databases and plenty of visitors. In this way, you can increase the loading speed of every script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers effortlessly.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the content caching platform’s setup requires several clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much information it will cache, in other words – there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of system 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 unbelievably flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to increase the loading speed of any script-driven website, including those that are based on popular web-based apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with all VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to function properly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can start using the object caching platform once your brand-new virtual server is completely operational. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the given plan, but even with the low-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to accelerate the performance of numerous websites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to reduce the load even if you run busy script-based websites with many visitors. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom one, and you will detect the better overall performance soon after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
When you acquire any of our dedicated service and if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the order process, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform by default and you can set it up for any Internet site that you host on your dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will start storing content as users access your Internet site, so you’ll notice the effects of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the caching platform for lots of Internet sites or for an extremely busy Internet site without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached platform will allow you to enhance the speed of any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress blog, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to boost the performance of your server.