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What Can I Do in the Manage Services Section?

A comprehensive guide on how you can manage the services section on the Cloudways platform.

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Written by Emmad
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What Can I Do in the Manage Services Section?

From the Manage Services section, you have full control over essential server services, ensuring optimal performance for your applications. You can efficiently manage the following services:

  • Apache: This web server serves content for your application(s), handling HTTP requests and responses.

  • Memcached: Operating as a caching layer primarily for database queries, Memcached enhances performance by storing frequently accessed data in memory. Note that if Memcached is restarted, all cached data is lost and needs to be rebuilt.

  • MariaDB: As the database for your applications, MariaDB stores and retrieves your site's data efficiently and reliably.

  • New Relic: Gain valuable insights into your application's performance with New Relic Application Monitoring, allowing you to identify and address potential issues proactively.

  • Nginx: Serving as a web server for static content, Nginx efficiently handles static files like images, CSS, and JavaScript, improving your site's loading speed.

  • PHP-FPM: PHP-FPM, or PHP FastCGI Process Manager, provides an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with additional features, optimizing performance for sites of any size, especially busier ones.

  • Redis: Redis is a powerful in-memory data structure store commonly used as a caching layer, enhancing the performance of your applications by storing frequently accessed data in memory.

    Redis powers up object caching through the Object Cache Pro plugin in your WordPress application. The supported version is Redis 7.0.x. By default, new servers come with Redis enabled, but you have the flexibility to manage it, including enabling or disabling Redis, through the Manage Services section. If you choose to disable Redis, the Object Cache Pro plugin will be deactivated across all your WordPress applications on that server but will remain installed. Refer to this article for further information on the Object Cache Pro plugin

  • Varnish: Serving as one of several layers of caching for your applications, Varnish significantly improves performance by caching static and dynamic content. While you can disable Varnish for development or on test/staging servers, it's crucial to keep it enabled on production servers. Note that if Varnish is restarted, all cached data is lost and must be rebuilt.

How to Manage Services

Log in to your Cloudways Platform using your credentials.

  1. From the top menu bar, open Servers.

  2. Next, choose your desired server.

    Classic Interface

    New Interface

  3. Under Server Management, select Manage Services.

    Classic Interface

    New Interface

  4. Here, you can enable, disable, start, stop, or restart any service according to your requirements. In the case of Varnish, you also purge the cache. In the case of Varnish, you can also purge the cache, which is ideal for immediate checks after implementing changes.

    Classic Interface

    New Interface

That’s it! We hope this article was helpful. If you need any help, then feel free to search your query on Cloudways Support Center or contact us via chat (Need a Hand > Send us a Message). Alternatively, you can also create a support ticket.

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