Memcached is a widely used memory caching system, which can accelerate the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites significantly in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so if a visitor conducts a search for a given product on your site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire task will be performed noticeably quicker. That goes for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for online stores, as anytime a page is accessed, the app sends a database query to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site load noticeably faster, but it will also create much less load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors will not see any outdated info.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory object caching system is available as an upgrade with every Linux cloud web hosting package offered by our company and you’ll be able to begin using it the moment you order it, as the extension that it needs so as to function properly is already present on our advanced cloud platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each and every plan and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic site with a large-sized database may need more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you wish to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with a few mouse clicks.