Memcached is a commonly used data caching platform, which can increase the loading speed and the overall performance of your sites substantially in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so if someone searches for a certain product on your site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the entire task will be performed notably quicker. This goes for all types of database-driven apps and not only for shopping portals, since anytime a specific page is visited, the application connects to its database to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open significantly faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors will not see any outdated information.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each shared web hosting package offered by our company and in case you’d like to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache info, so for numerous sites (or for one single traffic-hungry site), you should get more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, any script-powered website hosted on our cloud servers will load much faster.