Memcached is a popular memory caching system, which can boost the speed and the performance of your sites substantially if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so if somebody searches for a certain product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole task will be carried out much faster. That goes for all sorts of database-powered applications and not only for online stores, since anytime a specific page is accessed, the app connects to its database to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open noticeably faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors will not see any old info.
Memcached in Web Hosting
You can use the Memcached memory caching system with all web hosting that we are offering. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can get with only a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you wish to use it for. The first one determines the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have, the more content will be cached, which may be a very good idea for busy sites with large databases and lots of simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can boost the loading speed of any script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers with ease.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get Memcached as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered software application, you can use it for any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what application you have used – Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, a custom one, etc. You can add the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things show the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your info. The two things are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached system with any sort of site and both you and your website visitors will swiftly distinguish the difference in the performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the content caching system as soon as the dedicated server is fully operational, without having to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are quite powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-intensive sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to boost the overall performance of very large Internet sites without any effort and you will distinguish the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database requests. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching system with any database-powered website, including those based on popular CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.