Memcached is a famous memory caching platform, which can enhance the speed and the overall performance of your websites drastically if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so when a user searches for a specific product on your site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the whole operation will be executed considerably quicker. This goes for all types of database-driven applications and not only for online shops, as anytime a web page is opened, the application sends a request to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load noticeably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users won’t see any outdated info.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
When you host script-based sites in a shared web hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached distributed memory caching system to your shared web hosting plan with only a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the extension needed for it is pre-installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add as much memory as you want. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you’ve got a heavy-traffic website with a lot of content, you may require more memory so as to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by our company and use its full potential for any script-driven website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two features – the instances and the system memory. These things determine how many websites can use the Memcached caching platform and how much memory it will use to cache your info. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single resource-consuming Internet site, for example. This feature comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website irrespective of its nature, including those that are based on popular apps like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and plenty of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to optimize the loading speed of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available as standard with all VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires in order to perform properly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can begin using the caching platform once your brand new virtual server is ready. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to boost the performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you own high-demand script-based web pages with multiple users. Memcached can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom script, and you will distinguish the faster performance shortly after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server offered by our company in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the machine with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can enhance the performance of any Internet site, irrespective of what script-powered app you rely on or how busy the website is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount rises seriously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching information anytime someone accesses your site, so, as soon as sufficient data has been cached, you will see the lowered server load and the enhanced overall performance of your website. The Memcached caching system is used by a lot of sites, among them famous portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is an evidence of the efficiency of the caching system.