Memcached is a commonly used distributed memory object caching platform, which can improve the speed and the performance of your websites substantially in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are delivered, so when a client searches for a particular product on your site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire operation will be executed notably faster. This goes for all types of database-powered apps and not only for online shopping portals, since anytime a page is visited, the app connects to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open considerably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be updated, so the visitors will not see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

The Memcached object caching system is offered as an upgrade with each Linux shared web hosting that we offer and you can begin using it the moment you add it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to work correctly is already installed on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each plan and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited website with a large-sized database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you wish to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks of the mouse.