Memcached is a widespread object caching system, which can boost the loading speed and the performance of your sites immensely if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are delivered, so if somebody conducts a search for a certain product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire procedure will be performed notably quicker. This is valid for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for online shops, as anytime a specific page is visited, the application sends a database request to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website load much faster, but it will also create much less load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors won’t see any out-of-date information.
Memcached in Website Hosting
You can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system with all website hosting that we offer. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can acquire with just a few clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system once you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the sites that you wish to use it for. The first one reveals the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have, the more content will be cached, which may be a really good idea for busy websites with large-size databases and many simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can optimize the speed of every script-powered site hosted on our servers effortlessly.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the caching platform’s setup requires several clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much info it will cache, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is rather flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to boost the speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those based on widely used applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you obtain a VPS server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra fee, as the distributed memory object caching platform is available with all VPSs ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run resource-demanding sites, you will be able to boost their performance without efforts and the decreased load on your VPS server will allow you to keep your current Virtual Private Server plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store data depends on the package that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you will have at least several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be great. You can use Memcached with any database-driven application, irrespective of whether you have written it on your own or you are using a ready-made one like WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching system as soon as your server is fully functional, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you’ve selected, but as our servers are really powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-consuming websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will enable you to boost the performance of very large Internet sites with ease and you’ll observe the difference soon after the Memcached system starts caching database requests. You can use the Memcached caching system with any database-driven online portal, including those that are based on famous CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.