Memcached is a popular distributed memory caching system, which can accelerate the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites greatly in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so when a customer conducts a search for some product on your Internet site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the whole operation will be completed notably quicker. This goes for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for shopping portals, as every time a web page is accessed, the app sends a query to its database to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open much faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors won’t see any outdated information.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with every Linux shared web hosting package that we’re offering and you’ll be able to start using it as soon as you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to work correctly is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each shared hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the 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, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A popular site with a large-size database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any moment with several clicks of the mouse.