Memcached is a widespread 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 achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are delivered, so when a customer searches for a particular product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire task will be completed considerably quicker. That goes for all kinds of database-driven apps and not only for web shops, since every time a specific web page is visited, the app sends a database request to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website load considerably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors won’t see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached data caching system with all Linux cloud web hosting that we are offering. It is available as an upgrade, which you can get with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first part indicates the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a really good idea for high-demand sites with large-sized databases and plenty of users. Thus, you can enhance the speed of every script-powered website hosted on our cloud servers with ease.