Memcached is a widely used memory caching system, which can accelerate the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites considerably in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so if a user conducts a search for a specific product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the entire task will be executed considerably faster. This is valid for all types of database-powered applications and not only for online stores, as every time a specific web page is visited, the app sends a database query to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site load considerably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any old info.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached content caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud package that we offer and you can start using it the moment you enable it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to run properly is already installed on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every shared hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, determines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy site with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any time with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached content caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and since it works with any script-driven application, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our servers, irrespective of what application you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-developed app, etc. You can order the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. Basically, these things define how many sites will use Memcached and how much system memory the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two features are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make the most of Memcached with any sort of site and both you and your site visitors will swiftly see the difference in the performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you order one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get Memcached as standard and you can set it up for each site that you host on the server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start storing data as people open your Internet site, so you will see the result of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the platform for lots of websites or for a very large website without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to boost the loading speed of any database-powered site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart e-store, etcetera, and to enhance the overall performance of your server.