Memcached is a widely used caching platform, which can accelerate the loading speed and the performance of your websites immensely if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so if someone searches for a given product on your site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the whole operation will be carried out much quicker. That goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for Internet shops, since every time a page is visited, the app sends a database request to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open noticeably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be updated, so the site visitors will not see any old info.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
When you host script-based sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached caching system to your shared web hosting package with just a few clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the extension required for it is already installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you like. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you have a resource-hungry site with lots of data, you may require more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the caching platform’s setup takes a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much info can be cached, i.e. there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is very flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to accelerate any script-driven site, including those based on popular apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached is available by default with all VPS hosting that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires to perform correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can start using the caching platform once your brand-new Virtual Private Server is up and running. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to boost the performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to decrease the load on the machine even if you run traffic-heavy script-powered web pages with many users. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom-made one, and you will notice the better performance shortly after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we’re offering and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on popular apps – for example, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each dedicated machine comes with a different amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to speed up extremely busy sites immensely, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will start storing information the moment it’s enabled, so shortly thereafter, you will see the optimized performance of your Internet sites and the decreased load on your server. Lots of sites use the Memcached system to improve their efficiency, among them famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.