Memcached is a commonly used distributed memory caching platform, which can increase the speed and the performance of your Internet sites significantly in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so when a user searches for a given product on your site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole procedure will be executed considerably faster. This is valid for all kinds of database-driven applications and not only for e-commerce portals, as every time a page is opened, the app sends a database request to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website load much faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors won’t see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached content caching system to your shared hosting package with just a few clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the PHP extension required for it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you need. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you manage a resource-absorbing site with lots of content, you may require more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.