Memcached is a popular caching platform, which can enhance the speed and the performance of your sites significantly in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so if a user conducts a search for a specific product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the whole procedure will be executed considerably faster. That goes for all types of database-powered apps and not only for online stores, as anytime a given page is visited, the app sends a request to its database to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load considerably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors will not see any old info.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with every cloud plan that we’re offering and you can start using it the moment you add it, since the extension that it requires in order to run correctly is already present on our advanced cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each shared hosting plan and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic website with a very large database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you need to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any point with several clicks of the mouse.