Memcached is a famous object caching system, which can increase the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites immensely in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so when someone conducts a search for some product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire operation will be completed noticeably faster. That goes for all sorts of database-powered applications and not only for web shops, as every time a given web page is visited, the application sends a query to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load much faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be updated, so the users will not see any outdated info.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

The Memcached object caching system comes as an upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting that we offer and you’ll be able to start using it once you add it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to function properly is already present on our advanced cloud platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting plan and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive Internet site with a large-size database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with a few mouse clicks.