Memcached is a popular data caching system, which can increase the loading speed and the performance of your sites significantly if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so if a visitor conducts a search for a given product on your site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the whole operation will be carried out much faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for online stores, since every time a given page is accessed, the application sends a database request to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open noticeably faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors will not see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system is available as an upgrade with every Linux hosting package offered by us and you can begin using it as soon as you add it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to perform correctly is already installed on our innovative cloud platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with every web hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive Internet site with a large-sized database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks.