Memcached is a widespread caching platform, which can boost the speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites significantly in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so when a client conducts a search for a given product on your site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire operation will be performed much faster. This goes for all sorts of database-powered apps and not only for online shops, since anytime a web page is accessed, the app sends a query to its database to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open noticeably faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors won’t see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached caching system with all Linux cloud hosting that we offer. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can activate with just a couple of clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system once you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first part determines the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a really good idea for high-demand sites with large databases and a lot of users. In this way, you can optimize the performance of every script-powered site hosted on our servers without any efforts.