Memcached is a caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately owing to its efficiency. It is used to cache requests and responses between a database and the app that uses it, which can increase the overall performance of your site and decrease the generated server load drastically. Anytime a page on an app-powered Internet site is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should be shown on a particular webpage. If any content is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data. Memcached is a perfect solution for any Internet site that draws a lot of visitors, since it will accelerate it and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Web Hosting
The Memcached caching system comes as an upgrade with every Linux web hosting service offered by our company and you’ll be able to start using it once you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to perform properly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting package and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, defines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited site with a large-size database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you need to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any moment with several mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the distributed memory object caching platform’s setup requires a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required extension is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much info can be cached, in other words – there are two different upgradable features – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ Memcached to increase the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those based on widely used web applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is included by default with every VPS server offered by us on the condition that you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra money to be able to make the most of the power of this caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting plan you choose, the more memory Memcached will have for content caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than what you would get with a shared web hosting plan. This will allow you to use the Memcached system for a lot of sites, regardless of how heavy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading the virtual server. The Memcached caching system is perfect for script-driven software apps like WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-created app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached system, it will begin caching information and you’ll distinguish the optimized overall performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
If you order one of our Linux dedicated servers and if you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you will get the Memcached platform as standard and you can use it with any Internet site that you host on the server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing content as users open your Internet site, so you’ll notice the effects of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for multiple websites or for an extremely busy website without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to optimize the loading speed of any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress blog, an OpenCart e-shop, etc., and to boost the performance of your dedicated machine.