Memcached is a widely used memory caching system, which can accelerate the speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites considerably in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so if a user conducts a search for a particular product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the whole task will be carried out much faster. That goes for all types of database-driven apps and not only for web shops, as anytime a particular web page is opened, the application sends a query to its database to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors won’t see any old info.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
The Memcached memory caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared website hosting that we offer and you will be able to begin using it as soon as you enable it, as the extension that it requires so as to work properly is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every web hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, defines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy Internet site with a large-size database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given time with a few clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer and make use of its full capacity for any script-driven website hosted by us. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the system memory. These things indicate the number of the websites that can use the Memcached platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your data. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not linked to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one traffic-consuming website, for example. This feature comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widely used Internet apps like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and many companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the loading speed of their websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you buy one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you will get Memcached as standard and you can activate it for any website that you host on the dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching content as people open your site, so you’ll see the result of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached 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 allow you to use the caching platform for many Internet sites or for a very large website without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will enable you to increase the load speed of any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to improve the performance of your dedicated machine.