Memcached is a widely used data caching system, which can accelerate 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 database/API and the responses that are returned, so if a client searches for a given product on your site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the whole task will be completed much faster. That goes for all kinds of database-driven apps and not only for shopping portals, as every time a given page is opened, the application sends a database request to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website 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any data in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors won’t see any outdated information.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
The Memcached content caching system comes as an upgrade with each shared web hosting plan offered by our company and you’ll be able to start using it the moment you enable it, since the extension that it needs so as to run correctly is already present on our advanced cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each and every plan 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 memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited website with a large-sized database may require more memory so as 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 several mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-driven software app, you can use it for each website that you host on our platform, irrespective of what app you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom one, etc. You can order the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate features – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things show the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system and the maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your information. The two features are ordered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can take full advantage of Memcached with any kind of website and both you and the visitors will swiftly distinguish the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you get a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the data caching platform is offered with all virtual servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you own resource-heavy websites, you’ll be able to enhance their overall performance effortlessly and the lowered load on the virtual server will permit you to keep your current VPS package instead of moving to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache content depends on the package that you are using, but even with a lower-end one, you will have at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be noticeable. You can use Memcached with any database-powered web app, no matter if you have developed it yourself or you’re using a ready-made one such as OpenCart, Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we offer and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on widely used applications – for instance, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven social network. Each dedicated server is tied to a different amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to boost the speed of extremely large websites considerably, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will start caching information once it is activated, so shortly thereafter, you will note the improved performance of your websites and the decreased load. A lot of websites use Memcached to improve their efficacy, among them popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.