Memcached is a popular distributed memory caching system, which can improve the speed and the overall performance of your sites tremendously if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so when a user searches for a certain product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the entire task will be carried out significantly faster. That goes for all kinds of database-driven applications and not only for e-commerce portals, since anytime a specific web page is opened, the application sends a request to its database to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open noticeably faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be updated, so the website visitors will not see any old info.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory object caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each cloud website hosting service offered by us and you’ll be able to begin using it as soon as you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to work correctly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with every web hosting plan and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic website with a large database may need more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with several clicks.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
Memcached comes by default with every virtual private server that we’re offering if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay any extra cash to be able to make the most of the full capacity of this data caching system. The more powerful package you select, the more system memory Memcached will have for data caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes all the time, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared hosting package. This will permit you to use the Memcached caching system for many Internet sites, no matter how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading your virtual server. The Memcached caching system is ideal for script-driven software apps like Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-developed app. Shortly after you enable the Memcached caching system, it will start storing data and you’ll observe the improved overall performance of your websites.