Memcached is a popular caching platform, which can accelerate the speed and the overall performance of your websites drastically in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so if someone searches for a particular product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire operation will be performed noticeably quicker. That goes for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for online shopping portals, since every time a web page is accessed, the app connects to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open significantly faster, but it will also create much less load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached replies will also be updated, so the website visitors won’t see any out-of-date info.

Memcached in Website Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is available as an upgrade with each Linux website hosting package that we are offering and you will be able to begin using it the moment you add it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to function properly is already present on our innovative cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each shared web hosting plan and a new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use Memcached, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-heavy website with a large-size database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you need to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with several clicks of the mouse.