Memcached is a famous content caching platform, which can accelerate the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites significantly if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so if someone conducts a search for some product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the entire procedure will be carried out much quicker. This is valid for all sorts of database-powered apps and not only for web stores, since every time a particular page is accessed, the application sends a database query to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site load significantly faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be updated, so the visitors will not see any old information.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud hosting offered by us and you’ll be able to start using it the moment you add it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to work properly is already present on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with each and every hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited site with a very large database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with several mouse clicks.