Memcached is a commonly used distributed memory caching platform, which can increase the speed and the performance of your sites immensely in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the database/API and the replies that are delivered, so if a client conducts a search for a specific product on your site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire procedure will be performed noticeably faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for web stores, as every time a page is visited, the app sends a request to its database to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load noticeably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors will not see any outdated info.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can use Memcached with all Linux shared hosting that we offer. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can activate with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the websites that you’d like to use it for. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for traffic-heavy sites with large databases and numerous visitors. Thus, you can optimize the performance of every script-powered site hosted on our cloud servers without effort.