Memcached is a popular data caching system, which can increase the loading speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites significantly if 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 if a client conducts a search for a particular product on your site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the entire procedure will be performed much quicker. This is valid for all types of database-driven applications and not only for web stores, since anytime a specific web page is visited, the application sends a query to its database to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also create much less load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be updated, so the site visitors will not see any outdated info.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
The Memcached caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting offered by us and you will be able to start using it once you order it, as the PHP extension that it requires in order to work correctly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with every hosting plan and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited site with a large-size database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with just a few mouse clicks. The content caching platform is ideal for any script-powered application like Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built one, and based on your needs, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a high-demand site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will enhance the overall performance of your Internet sites soon after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better load times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you obtain a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the content caching platform is offered with all servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you manage busy websites, you can increase their performance without any effort and the lowered load on your virtual machine will enable you to keep using your current plan rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache information depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a less powerful one, you will have no less than several hundred MB, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be serious. You can use Memcached with any database-driven web application, no matter if you’ve developed it on your own or you’re using a ready-to-use one like OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
If you obtain one of our dedicated service and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get the Memcached content caching platform as standard and you can activate it for each site that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching data as people open your Internet site, so you will see the results of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the caching platform for multiple sites or for a very large website without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to speed up any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart e-store, etc., and to enhance the overall performance of your server.