Memcached is a widely used data caching system, which can enhance the speed and the performance of your Internet sites tremendously in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so when someone searches for a specific product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire task will be executed notably quicker. This is valid for all kinds of database-driven apps and not only for e-stores, as anytime a specific page is opened, the app connects to its database to get 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 updated, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors won’t see any old information.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each cloud hosting account that we offer and in case you want to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to activate it in a few easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache information, so for multiple websites (or for one resource-demanding site), you’d better get more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any point. With Memcached, each script-powered website hosted on our cloud servers will load blazing-fast.