Memcached is a widespread distributed memory object caching platform, which can accelerate the speed and the overall performance of your websites immensely if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so when someone searches for some product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the entire task will be carried out notably quicker. This is valid for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for e-shops, as every time a specific web page is opened, the app sends a database request to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users will not see any outdated information.
Memcached in Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each web hosting plan that we offer and if you’d like to use it for any script-based Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache information, so for plenty of websites (or for one busy site), you’d better get more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any moment. With Memcached, every script-based site hosted on our servers will open extra-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with only a couple of clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is suitable for any script-powered software app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a tailor-made app, and based on your needs, you’ll be able to choose two separate features – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you have a busy website with lots of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. Memcached will accelerate the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better load speeds.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by our company in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the machine with just several clicks of the mouse. You can accelerate the overall performance of any website, irrespective of what script-based application you’re using or how heavy the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount rises immensely with the higher-end servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will begin caching information each time someone visits your site, so, as soon as sufficient data has been cached, you’ll see the reduced load on the dedicated server and the optimized overall performance of the website. Memcached is being used by lots of websites, among them popular portals like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which verifies the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.