Memcached is a famous caching platform, which can increase the speed and the performance of your websites greatly if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so if somebody searches for a given product on your Internet site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the entire procedure will be carried out notably faster. This goes for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for e-stores, as every time a specific web page is opened, the application sends a query to its database to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load significantly faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users won’t see any out-of-date information.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
When you host script-driven sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached object caching system to your web hosting plan with only a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the needed PHP extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you own a regularly visited site with lots of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.