Memcached is a famous caching platform, which can increase the speed and the performance of your Internet sites considerably if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so when somebody conducts a search for a specific product on your site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the whole task will be performed considerably faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for online shops, since anytime a specific page is visited, the app sends a query to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open considerably faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be updated, so the visitors won’t see any old information.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

You can use the Memcached object caching system with all Linux shared web hosting packages that we are offering. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can order with just a couple of clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first one determines the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve added, the more data will be cached, which may be a very good idea for traffic-heavy websites with large databases and plenty of concurrent visitors. Thus, you can supercharge the speed of every script-driven website hosted on our servers without any efforts.