Memcached is a widespread distributed memory caching platform, which can enhance the loading speed and the performance of your sites considerably in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so when someone searches for a certain product on your site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire operation will be carried out significantly faster. This goes for all types of database-powered apps and not only for shopping portals, as every time a page is visited, the app sends a database query to get 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 data in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors will not see any out-of-date info.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every cloud hosting
account offered by our company and if you would like to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our advanced cloud platform, you will be able to enable it in a couple of easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache data, so for lots of websites (or for one busy site), you’d better get more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, every script-based website hosted on our cloud servers will load unbelievably fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get one of our semi-dedicated server
packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a few mouse clicks. The platform is ideal for any script-powered web application like Joomla™
, WordPress, or even a custom-built one, and depending on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you manage a popular website with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached platform will optimize the overall performance of your sites soon after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster load speeds.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS web hosting packages
ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to work properly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory caching platform as soon as your new Virtual Private Server is fully operational. The system memory that Memcached can use depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to increase the performance of numerous websites hosted on the server simultaneously and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you have data-heavy script-powered portals with multiple viewers. Memcached can be used with any script – Drupal™
, Mambo or Joomla™
, or a custom-made script, and you’ll observe the better overall performance shortly after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server
that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the machine with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can increase the overall performance of any website, regardless of what script-powered software application you rely on or how large the site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount grows tremendously with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will begin caching content anytime somebody opens your site, so, as soon as enough data has been cached, you’ll perceive the decreased load on the dedicated machine and the optimized performance of the website. Memcached is being used by many websites, including popular portals such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is a proof of the effectiveness of the Memcached system.