Memcached is a widespread data caching platform, which can boost the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites immensely in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so if a client conducts a search for a given product on your site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire operation will be executed noticeably quicker. This is valid for all kinds of database-driven applications and not only for online shops, as every time a specific page is visited, the app sends a query to its database to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website load much faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors will not see any out-of-date info.
Memcached in Website Hosting
The Memcached caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux website hosting that we’re offering and you will be able to begin using it the moment you activate it, since the extension that it needs so as to run properly is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic site with a large-size database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you would like to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached distributed memory caching system as an upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-driven web app, you can use it for any site that you host on our platform, regardless of what app you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom app, etc. You can add the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things show how many sites will use the Memcached system and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your info. The two features are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make use of Memcached with any sort of site and both you and the website visitors will swiftly note the difference in the performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you buy one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup procedure, you’ll get the Memcached content caching platform by default and you can activate it for each Internet site that you host on your server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing content as users open your website, so you’ll notice the effect of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the platform for lots of sites or for an extremely heavy website without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to accelerate the speed of any database-driven website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart e-shop, etc., and to improve the overall performance of your dedicated server.