Memcached is a widespread data caching system, which can boost the loading speed and the performance of your sites considerably in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so when a user conducts a search for some product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the whole procedure will be executed significantly faster. That goes for all types of database-driven apps and not only for e-commerce portals, as anytime a particular web page is accessed, the application sends a request to its database to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open noticeably faster, but it will also create much less load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any outdated info.
Memcached in Hosting
If you host script-driven sites in a hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached caching system to your web hosting package with just a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary PHP extension is already installed on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you need. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you run a larger site with a lot of data, you may require more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.