Memcached is a popular data caching platform, which can improve the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites tremendously if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so when a customer searches for a specific product on your site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the whole task will be executed much quicker. This is valid for all sorts of database-powered apps and not only for online shopping portals, as every time a specific page is visited, the app sends a database request to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website load much faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors won’t see any old information.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each shared hosting account offered by us and if you’d like to use it for any script-driven website that you host on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached data caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use to cache content, so for many websites (or for one regularly visited site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any point. With Memcached, every script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will open extremely fast.