Memcached is a widespread object caching platform, which can increase the speed and the overall performance of your websites substantially in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so when a visitor searches for some product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire task will be carried out considerably faster. That goes for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for web stores, since every time a page is visited, the application sends a request to its database to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website open much faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be updated, so the website visitors won’t see any old information.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting account that we offer and if you want to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in several simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be given the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use in order to cache info, so for plenty of websites (or for one resource-absorbing site), you may want to order more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any time. With Memcached, each script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will load much faster.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with just a few mouse clicks. The data caching platform is suitable for any script-driven software app like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-built app, and based on your requirements, you’ll be able to choose two different features – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a popular Internet site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached platform will improve the overall performance of your sites soon after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much faster load times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the caching platform via the Control Panel section with the very same name. The setup requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and you will detect the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost immediately. The amount of memory that Memcached can take advantage of to cache info depends on the particular VPS hosting package that you have selected, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple resource-hungry Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other web-based application and lower the load on your VPS, which will permit you to continue using the current VPS plan rather than migrating to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which proves its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the caching system once your server is completely functional, without needing to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are pretty powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-hungry websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 GB. This will allow you to boost the overall performance of very heavy sites with ease and you’ll note the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database queries. You can use the caching system with any database-powered website, including those based on famous Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.