Memcached is a popular memory caching system, which can boost the loading speed and the overall performance of your websites immensely if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so if someone conducts a search for some product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the entire task will be carried out notably quicker. That goes for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for web shops, as anytime a specific web page is visited, the application sends a request to its database to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any old info.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting account offered by us and if you’d like to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use to cache content, so for numerous sites (or for one traffic-heavy site), you should get more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any point. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers will open lightning-fast.