ActiveCache – the new tool for faster websites

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ICN.Bg is introduces the new tool for caching, completely free in your cPanel. Active Cache is a tool allowing Fast speed and helps you to efficiently use your hosting resources. When you need to improve the site performance, caching is one of the first solutions that come in mind!

What is ActiveCache?

Active cache is a tool which will allow our Shared, Business and Standard hosting clients to launch Memcached or Redis- both tools for caching and or storing temporary information. By starting on of both “Key-value in-memory” data bases, it will save you resources and improve the speed of your site.

How does ActiveCache work?

Memcached and Redis are similar by both saving the information in the RAM memory, making them extremely useful. The most common use they have is the caching the content of a site or the profiling of MySQL requests. This will allow the instant elimination or the decrease of requests to the data base. This way you are saving resources, but above all you improve the speed of your website.

Every client using our shared hosting plans- Economical, Business and Standard, has his own instance of ActiveCache, due to the uniqueness of every site. Users need to know that only one of both Memecache or Redis can be selected.

To use ActiveCache you only need to login in to your cPanel. The tool is completely free and available on all servers. Choose one of the both options- Memcache or Redis , activate it from the control panel and improve the speed of your website.

ActiveCache menu in cPanel

ActiveCache is waiting for you in the control panel of your hosting

What is Memcache?

For many of the existing sites and those powered by WordPress, the repetitive requests are the main cause of slow performance. Every MySQL request requires time and processor power in order to be processed. Performing the same requests is quite often useless and that’s why they have to be cached. Once cached in Memcache, content is being directly taken out of the storage, which significantly increases the speed of your site or application. The time and conditions for caching depend on you and your implementation. Memcached is well used for caching static information on smaller scale, such as fragments of HTML code. The memory management is not as complicated as in Redis, but its more efficient in simpler cases, because of its low resource usage. Memcached caches content in the memory, such as: strings, objects, results from database requests, SQL requests, API requests and the rendering of pages. Using Memcached you significantly reduce the number of database requests, which allows your infrastructure to simultaneously serve a larger number of users. Let’s not forget that how and what you will cache depends on your personal implementation of the plugin.

What is Redis?

Redis is often referred as a NoSQL database. Its structure allows might and good efficiency in every aspect of the cache management. The support of wide variety of data types such as: Hashes, Lists and sorted Sets is what makes it preferred over Memcached in most of the cases. Redis uses the so-called data eviction mechanism that wipes old information from the memory and makes room for the new one. This happens in a way that is smarter, compared to Memcached, because old information can only be deleted when it has need for more space. Redis could be protected with a password, which can be regulated from the control panel.

Recommended for WordPress users

WordPress customers using WordPress Management can activate ActiveCache extremely easy. WordPress Optimize option uses ActiveCache by launching Memcached and installing the specialized plugin W3 Total cache in Wordpress. If you have a pre-installed plugin for caching in Wordpress , it will be checked and the configured manually.