Memcached is a commonly used memory caching system, which can boost the speed and the overall performance of your websites greatly in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so when a visitor searches for a specific product on your site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the whole task will be executed considerably faster. This goes for all types of database-driven apps and not only for e-commerce portals, as anytime a specific web page is visited, the application connects to its database to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open much faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached replies will also be updated, so the users will not see any outdated information.
Memcached in Website Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every Linux website hosting package
that we offer and you can begin using it the moment you order it, since the extension that it needs in order to function correctly is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting package and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive Internet site with a large-size database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with a couple of clicks.