Memcached is a widely used caching system, which can improve the loading speed and the performance of your websites considerably in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so when a visitor conducts a search for some product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the whole operation will be performed noticeably faster. That goes for all types of database-driven apps and not only for e-commerce portals, since every time a specific web page is accessed, the application connects to its database to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site load significantly faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached replies will also be updated, so the site visitors will not see any old information.
Memcached in Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory object caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every hosting that we are offering and you’ll be able to begin using it the moment you enable it, as the PHP extension that it requires in order to perform 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 bundled with every web hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic website with a very large database may need more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with several clicks.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you obtain a VPS server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the object caching platform is offered with all VPSs ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you’ve got data-heavy sites, you can improve their performance without any effort and the decreased load on the VPS server will permit you to keep your current VPS package rather than switching to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache content depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be noticeable. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven application, irrespective of whether you’ve built it yourself or you are using a ready-to-use one like Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with just several clicks of the mouse. You can boost the overall performance of any site, regardless of what script-based software application you rely on or how heavy the website is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount grows substantially with the higher-end servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will begin caching info anytime someone visits your website, so, as soon as sufficient data has been cached, you’ll notice the lowered server load and the enhanced performance of your site. Memcached is used by lots of websites, including popular portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which shows the effectiveness of the caching system.