Memcached is a widespread object caching system, which can improve the speed and the overall performance of your websites substantially in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are delivered, so when a visitor searches for some product on your site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the whole procedure will be performed noticeably faster. That goes for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for Internet shops, as anytime a particular page is accessed, the application sends a database query to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open considerably faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be updated, so the users will not see any old info.
Memcached in Web Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached caching system with all Linux web hosting packages offered by us. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can activate with just a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first part reveals the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for regularly visited sites with large-size databases and many simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can improve the loading speed of any script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers without any efforts.