Memcached is a widely used memory caching platform, which can improve the speed and the overall performance of your websites greatly if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so when someone searches for a given product on your website, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the whole operation will be executed noticeably quicker. This goes for all types of database-driven applications and not only for e-stores, as anytime a given page is opened, the app sends a request to its database to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open noticeably faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors will not see any outdated info.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Memcached to your shared web hosting package with only a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the PHP extension needed for it is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you have a resource-consuming site with a lot of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.