Memcached is a widespread memory caching system, which can boost the speed and the performance of your sites significantly in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so when a visitor searches for a specific product on your website, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the entire task will be executed significantly faster. This goes for all types of database-driven apps and not only for shopping portals, since anytime a 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 website open much faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors will not see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host script-driven websites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached object caching system to your shared hosting plan with only a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the needed extension is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you want. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you have a resource-intensive site with a lot of content, you may need more memory in order to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.