Memcached is a widely used caching platform, which can accelerate the speed and the performance of your sites considerably in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the replies that are delivered, so if a visitor conducts a search for a specific product on your site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the whole task will be performed noticeably faster. That goes for all kinds of database-powered apps and not only for web shops, since every time a particular web page is visited, the app sends a query to its database to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors will not see any outdated information.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory object caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud website hosting that we are offering and you will be able to begin using it once you order it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to function correctly is already present on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each and every shared hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive site with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you need to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given point with a couple of mouse clicks.