Memcached is one of the website caching technologies. You can enable Memcached on your website. If your website relies heavily on the database queries, using Memcached for website would significantly help to improve the performance and drastically reduce the page loading time.
In this article, we will get to know how to setup Memcached on your website.
Let’s get started! First, we will understand what is object caching.
Knowing What is Object Caching?
Object caching is all about storing the database queries and when it’s enabled on your WordPress site, it helps to speed up the PHP execution times, reduce the load on your database and deliver content to your visitor at a faster rate. This type of caching system is usually used for websites that have heavy databases.
As we have previously seen what is Memcached, you can enable it in your cPanel. Let’s know how you can enable Memcached in cPanel.
Enabling Memcached in cPanel:
You can enable Memcached from your cPanel account by following the steps given below:
- The first step is, login to your cPanel
- Go to the Advanced section and then click on the LMSCD User Manager icon.
- Now in the next step, create a password for your LMSCD username. And then click on the Change Password button.
- You will also have the option to set a new password for your LMSCD username.
Enabling Memcached for Your WordPress Site
If you have a WordPress based website and you need to use the LiteSpeed Cache plugin, follow the instructions given below to enable the Object Cache.
To do so, first go to your WordPress dashboard, then navigate to the LiteSpeed Cache> Cache> Object
Note: If you do not have the LiteSpeed cache plugin on your site, then first install and activate it.
As we have mentioned above, set the Username and Password which you have set in the cPanel. All the other fields should be remained as by default.
You need to do this, for every installation of WordPress as required.
And that’s it. This is how you can enable Object Cache on your WordPress website.
Enabling Memcached for Other Web Applications
If your site is running on other platforms and you need to use Memcached, use the settings given below. It shows how to enable Object Cache.
Default Object Lifetime: 360seconds
Username: The username of cPanel
Password: the password which is set for your LSMCD username in cPanel.
And this is how you can enable Memcached for other type of web applications.
Hope this guide helps!