Memcached is a commonly used object caching platform, which can enhance the loading speed and the performance of your sites significantly if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the database/API and the replies 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 display the results and the whole task will be carried out much faster. This goes for all kinds of database-powered apps and not only for web stores, since anytime a particular web page is accessed, the application connects to its database to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website load significantly faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users will not see any old info.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached caching system with all shared hosting that we are offering. It’s offered as an optional upgrade, which you can enable with just a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you wish to use it for. The first part defines the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas 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 memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more content will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for traffic-intensive sites with large databases and numerous visitors. Thus, you can improve the performance of every script-driven site hosted on our servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached data caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-based web application, you can use it for every site that you host on our servers, regardless of what app you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom application, etc. You can add the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things determine how many sites will use the Memcached system and the maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to cache your info. The two features are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any sort of site and both you and your site visitors will quickly detect the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we offer if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the machine with only several clicks. You can accelerate the performance of any website, no matter what script-powered application you are using or how large the website is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount rises immensely with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching data each time someone opens your website, so, as soon as enough content has been stored, you’ll detect the reduced load on the dedicated server and the optimized performance of your Internet site. Memcached is used by numerous sites, among them popular portals like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which shows the effectiveness of the caching system.