Memcached is a famous memory caching system, which can increase the loading speed and the overall performance of your sites tremendously if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so if a visitor searches for a certain product on your Internet site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire procedure will be carried out notably quicker. This is valid for all sorts of database-powered applications and not only for web shops, since anytime a specific page is accessed, the app connects to its database to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open noticeably faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors won’t see any outdated information.
Memcached in Web Hosting
The Memcached content caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting plan that we’re offering and you’ll be able to begin using it the moment you add it, since the extension that it needs in order to run properly is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with every shared hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, defines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-heavy site with a very large database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you order one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The object caching platform is suitable for any script-driven application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built one, and depending on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two separate features – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you have a traffic-consuming Internet site with lots of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the performance of your sites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy better load times.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
If you obtain any of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform as standard and you can set it up for any site that you host on the dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing data as users access your website, so you’ll notice the result of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for numerous sites or for a very popular Internet site without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will enable you to improve the load speed of any database-powered website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress blog, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to optimize the overall performance of your dedicated machine.