Memcached is a widespread data caching system, which can increase the speed and the overall performance of your sites substantially if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so when somebody searches for a certain product on your website, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire operation will be carried out noticeably quicker. That goes for all kinds of database-driven applications and not only for web shops, since every time a page is visited, the app sends a query to its database to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website load considerably faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any out-of-date info.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can use the Memcached memory caching system with all shared hosting that we’re offering. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can obtain with only a couple of mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you want to use it for. The first part defines the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for frequently visited sites with large-size databases and plenty of visitors. Thus, you can increase the overall performance of every script-based website hosted on our cloud servers with no effort.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached is offered by default with each and every virtual private server that we are offering as long as you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra money to be able to take advantage of the full capacity of this memory caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you select, the more memory Memcached will have for information storage purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting package. This will allow you to use the Memcached caching system for lots of websites, irrespective of how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading the VPS. The Memcached caching system is excellent for script-driven web apps like Joomla, OpenCart, WordPress or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-made app. Soon after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will begin caching info and you will observe the enhanced performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the caching system once your server is configured, without having to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you have picked, but as our servers are very powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-requiring websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will allow you to optimize the performance of very popular sites with no effort and you’ll observe the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can take full advantage of the system with any database-driven web portal, including those that are based on famous CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla.