Memcached is a widespread distributed memory object caching system, which can boost the speed and the performance of your websites tremendously if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so if a client conducts a search for some product on your site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the whole operation will be carried out noticeably quicker. That goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for web stores, as anytime a given page is opened, the application sends a database query to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load much faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors will not see any out-of-date information.
Memcached in Web Hosting
The Memcached object caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every Linux web hosting package offered by our company and you’ll be able to start using it the moment you activate it, since the extension that it needs so as to perform correctly is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every web hosting package and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited site with a large database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any point with a couple of clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you get any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the websites hosted in the account, you can activate it with just a few clicks of the mouse. The object caching platform is suitable for any script-driven web application like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-made app, and depending on your needs, you will be able to select two different things – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you have a popular site with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached platform will improve the performance of your Internet sites soon after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster loading speeds.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can use the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by us if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the data caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with just a few mouse clicks. You can optimize the performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-powered app you are using or how busy the website is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount grows tremendously with the higher-end servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will begin caching data every time someone browses your website, so, as soon as enough content has been stored, you will notice the lowered load and the optimized performance of the Internet site. Memcached is used by plenty of sites, among them famous portals such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.