Memcached is a commonly used object caching system, which can accelerate the speed and the performance of your sites substantially in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the database/API and the replies that are delivered, so when a user conducts a search for a specific product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the whole procedure will be performed noticeably quicker. This goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for Internet shops, since every time a specific web page is accessed, the app connects to its database to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site load significantly faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users will not see any outdated info.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting that we’re offering and you will be able to start using it once you activate it, since the extension that it requires so as to function correctly is already installed on our advanced cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each hosting plan and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic site with a large-size database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given point with a couple of mouse clicks.