Memcached is a famous memory caching platform, which can improve the speed and the overall performance of your websites greatly in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so if someone conducts a search for a particular product on your website, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the whole procedure will be completed considerably quicker. This is valid for all types of database-driven apps and not only for e-commerce portals, as anytime a specific page is opened, the app connects to its database to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website load considerably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors will not see any old info.

Memcached in Web Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory object caching system comes as an upgrade with each Linux web hosting that we offer and you’ll be able to start using it once you activate it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to work correctly is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with every hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A busy website with a large-size database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you want to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given time with a few clicks.