Memcached is a popular object caching platform, which can enhance the loading speed and the performance of your sites tremendously in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so when a client searches for a certain product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the entire procedure will be performed noticeably faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-powered apps and not only for e-commerce portals, since every time a given page is visited, the application sends a request to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users won’t see any old info.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
If you host script-driven websites in a shared hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your web hosting package with only a couple of clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the required PHP extension is already installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you like. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you have a large website with a lot of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached object caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated service and since it works with any script-powered web app, you can use it for every website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-developed one, etc. You can request the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two different things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things define how many websites will use the Memcached caching system and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your data. The two things are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any kind of site and both you and your visitors will quickly distinguish the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is included by default with every VPS server offered by us on the condition that you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not need to pay any extra money to be able to take advantage of the full power of this data caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting plan you select, the more system memory Memcached will have for data caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package. This will allow you to use Memcached for multiple websites, no matter how large they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading your VPS. The Memcached caching system is ideal for script-based apps such as Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-built app. Shortly after you enable Memcached, it will begin storing info and you’ll distinguish the improved performance of your sites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this distributed memory caching system once your server is ready, without the need to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you’ve selected, but as our servers are truly powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-consuming Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will permit you to enhance the overall performance of extremely heavy websites with no effort and you’ll distinguish the difference soon after the Memcached system starts caching database queries. You can take advantage of the caching system with any database-powered online portal, including those that are based on famous CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla.