Memcached is a widespread memory caching system, which can boost the loading speed and the performance of your sites tremendously if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so if a client conducts a search for some product on your website, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the entire task will be performed significantly faster. That goes for all sorts of database-powered apps and not only for e-stores, as every time a web page is opened, the application sends a database request to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open significantly faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be updated, so the users will not see any old information.

Memcached in Web Hosting

The Memcached caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting plan that we’re offering and you can start using it the moment you activate it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to perform properly is already available on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic site with a large-size database may require more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a few clicks of the mouse.