Memcached is a popular object caching system, which can enhance the loading speed and the performance of your sites tremendously in case 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 when a customer conducts a search for a certain product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire operation will be completed significantly faster. This goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for shopping portals, since anytime a specific page is visited, the app connects to its database to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load considerably faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be updated, so the visitors won’t see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

The Memcached caching system is available as an upgrade with every cloud website hosting plan that we’re offering and you can start using it once you add it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to run correctly is already installed on our innovative cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each shared hosting package and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, indicates the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-intensive site with a large database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with a few mouse clicks.