Memcached is a widespread memory caching platform, which can accelerate the loading speed and the overall performance of your websites immensely if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so when a customer searches for a certain product on your website, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire operation will be executed notably faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for online stores, as anytime a given page is accessed, the app sends a database request to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website load considerably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be updated, so the visitors won’t see any out-of-date info.
Memcached in Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached data caching system with all hosting that we’re offering. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can acquire with just a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first one specifies the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for traffic-heavy sites with large-size databases and lots of users. In this way, you can boost the performance of every script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers with ease.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can use the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we’re offering in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with only several clicks. You can boost the performance of any Internet site, irrespective of what script-powered software app you rely on or how busy the site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount increases seriously with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching info every time somebody browses your site, so, as soon as enough info has been stored, you’ll notice the lowered load on the dedicated machine and the enhanced overall performance of your site. The Memcached system is used by plenty of sites, including famous portals such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which shows the efficiency of the Memcached system.