Memcached is a commonly used distributed memory caching platform, which can accelerate the loading speed and the performance of your sites substantially in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so when someone conducts a search for a given product on your site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole operation will be performed much quicker. That goes for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for shopping portals, as anytime a particular 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 significantly faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be updated, so the website visitors won’t see any outdated information.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached memory caching system is offered as an upgrade with each shared hosting offered by us and you will be able to begin using it once you order it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to function properly is already available on our innovative cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with each and every shared hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, while the second one, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited site with a large-size database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you would like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with a couple of clicks of the mouse.