Memcached is a commonly used content caching platform, which can accelerate the speed and the overall performance of your sites drastically in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so when a client conducts a search for a certain product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the entire task will be carried out significantly quicker. That goes for all sorts of database-powered applications and not only for online shops, since every time a specific page is opened, the application sends a database query to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website load much faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors won’t see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting package offered by us and in case you would like to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our leading-edge cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it in a few simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache data, so for numerous websites (or for one traffic-heavy site), you should order more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any time. With the Memcached caching system, every script-driven site hosted on our servers will load incredibly fast.