Memcached is a famous distributed memory caching platform, which can boost the loading speed and the overall performance of your sites immensely if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so if a client conducts a search for a certain product on your website, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire operation will be performed notably faster. That goes for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for e-commerce portals, as every time a specific page is visited, the app sends a query to its database to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load significantly faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors won’t see any outdated information.
Memcached in Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each web hosting package offered by our company and if you want to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a few easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache info, so for multiple websites (or for one traffic-heavy site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any time. With Memcached, every script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers will load much faster.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get Memcached as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-driven web app, you can use it for each site that you host on our platform, irrespective of what application you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-created one, etc. You can add the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things show the number of the sites that will use Memcached and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your content. The two features are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and your visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes as standard with all VPS servers ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to function properly is compiled when the server is configured, so you can begin using the data caching platform the moment your brand new VPS is up and running. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the low-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to accelerate the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the Virtual Private Server simultaneously and to decrease the load even if you’ve got resource-consuming script-powered online portals with lots of viewers. Memcached can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-developed script, and you will observe the faster performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of our dedicated service and if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel on the order form, you will get Memcached by default and you can enable it for each website that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing data as users access your website, so you’ll see the result of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the caching platform for plenty of websites or for a very popular site without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to accelerate any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart web store, etcetera, and to boost the performance of your dedicated server.