Memcached is a widely used content caching system, which can improve the loading speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites substantially in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so when a client searches for a specific product on your site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire operation will be completed much quicker. This is valid for all sorts of database-powered applications and not only for online shops, as every time a web page is opened, the app sends a request to its database to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open much faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors won’t see any outdated information.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached memory caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared hosting package that we’re offering and you can begin using it as soon as you order it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to perform properly is already present on our innovative cloud platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with every web hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited website with a large-size database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you need to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any point with a few clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the caching platform’s activation requires a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much info it will cache, in other words – there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to increase the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on famous web-based apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we are offering and the only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on famous software apps – for instance, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-driven social network. Each dedicated machine is tied to a particular amount of memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to optimize the speed of very large websites tremendously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will start storing information as soon as it is enabled, so soon thereafter, you will distinguish the optimized performance of your sites and the lowered load on your dedicated server. A lot of Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to boost their effectiveness, among them popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.