Memcached is a widespread data caching platform, which can improve the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites tremendously in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so if a visitor searches for a specific product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the whole task will be performed noticeably faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for e-commerce portals, since anytime a specific web page is accessed, the application sends a request to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached replies will also be updated, so the site visitors won’t see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Website Hosting

The Memcached object caching system is available as an upgrade with every website hosting that we are offering and you will be able to start using it as soon as you add it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to function properly is already available on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use Memcached, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular site with a large-size database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with a few clicks of the mouse.