Memcached is a popular distributed memory object caching platform, which can enhance the speed and the performance of your sites significantly if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so if someone searches for some product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the entire operation will be carried out significantly faster. This goes for all types of database-driven apps and not only for e-stores, since anytime a particular web page is opened, the app sends a query to its database to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open noticeably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be updated, so the users won’t see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every Linux cloud hosting that we are offering and you’ll be able to begin using it as soon as you enable it, as the PHP extension that it requires in order to work properly is already available on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every plan and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, defines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited Internet site with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you need to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with a couple of clicks of the mouse.