Memcached is a commonly used distributed memory caching system, which can increase the loading 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 replies that are returned, so if somebody conducts a search for a given product on your website, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole task will be carried out noticeably faster. That goes for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for e-commerce portals, since every time a given page is opened, the app sends a database query to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open considerably faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors will not see any old info.

Memcached in Website Hosting

The Memcached data caching system is offered as an upgrade with each Linux website hosting offered by our company and you can start using it the moment you activate it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to function properly is already available on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each hosting plan and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of 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, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 MB, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy Internet site with a large-size database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you wish to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with a few clicks of the mouse.