Memcached is a widely used caching system, which can increase the loading speed and the performance of your websites considerably if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so if a customer conducts a search for a particular product on your site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the entire operation will be performed significantly quicker. This goes for all kinds of database-driven apps and not only for Internet shops, as every time a web page is accessed, the app sends a database request to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website load significantly faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be updated, so the website visitors will not see any old info.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
The Memcached content caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every shared web hosting that we offer and you’ll be able to start using it the moment you enable it, since the extension that it requires so as to run properly is already available on our cutting-edge cloud platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each shared hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A popular site with a very large database may need more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you wish to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any point with several clicks of the mouse.