Memcached is a popular distributed memory object caching system, which can boost the speed and the performance of your Internet sites significantly in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so if a visitor conducts a search for a given product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the whole procedure will be executed considerably faster. This goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for web shops, since every time a particular web page is accessed, the app sends a query to its database to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open considerably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors will not see any out-of-date information.
Memcached in Hosting
The Memcached object caching system comes as an optional upgrade with every hosting that we are offering and you can begin using it the moment you enable it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to work correctly is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with each and every shared hosting plan and a new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is offered 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 database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you need to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached data caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering and make use of its full potential for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things define the number of the sites that can use the Memcached platform and how much memory it will use to store your information. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not bound to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single resource-demanding Internet site, for instance. This feature comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you want. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its type, including those based on widespread software applications like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and lots of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to increase the performance of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you get a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional fee, as the platform is available with all virtual machines that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run resource-consuming sites, you’ll be able to boost their performance without effort and the decreased load will allow you to continue using your current package rather than switching to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to store content depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be noticeable. You can use Memcached with any database-driven application, irrespective of whether you have built it yourself or you’re using a ready-for-use one such as WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the memory caching system as soon as the server is completely operational, without the need to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you’ve chosen, but as our servers are pretty powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-hungry sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will permit you to improve the overall performance of extremely heavy sites without any effort and you’ll distinguish the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database calls. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any database-powered portal, including those that are based on popular CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.