Memcached is a widespread content caching system, which can enhance the speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites immensely in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so if a user 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 much quicker. This goes for all sorts of database-powered apps and not only for e-commerce portals, since anytime a specific page is opened, the application sends a request to its database to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open noticeably faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be updated, so the website visitors won’t see any old info.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can take advantage of Memcached with all Linux cloud hosting packages that we offer. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can order with only a few clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached once you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the websites that you’d like to use it for. The first part shows the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for traffic-heavy websites with large-size databases and lots of concurrent visitors. Thus, you can enhance the overall performance of every script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers with ease.