Memcached is a widely used data caching system, which can increase the speed and the performance of your websites immensely in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so if someone searches for a given product on your Internet site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the whole procedure will be completed noticeably quicker. This goes for all kinds of database-driven applications and not only for web shops, since anytime a specific web page is opened, the application sends a database request to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open considerably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users won’t see any out-of-date info.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached data caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting offered by our company and you’ll be able to start using it once you activate it, since the extension that it requires in order to work properly is already installed on our leading-edge cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each shared hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use Memcached, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, indicates the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited site with a very large database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached data caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated service and since it works with any script-based web app, you can use it for any website that you host on our servers, regardless of what application you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom one, etc. You can request the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In other words, these things indicate the number of the sites that will use Memcached and the total amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your info. The two things are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make the most of Memcached with any type of site and both you and your visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans that we offer if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform via the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The setup takes a few clicks and you’ll notice the difference in the performance of your sites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache information depends on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you’ve chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several large-scale sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other app and lower the load on your server, which will permit you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server hosting plan instead of moving to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is an evidence of its effectiveness.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we’re offering in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated server with only several clicks. You can accelerate the overall performance of any site, no matter what script-based application you are using or how popular the website is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount increases tremendously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will begin caching information each time someone opens your website, so, once sufficient info has been cached, you will detect the lowered load on the dedicated machine and the improved performance of the website. The Memcached caching system is being used by a lot of sites, including popular portals such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is a confirmation of the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.