Memcached is a widespread data caching platform, which can improve the loading speed and the performance of your sites drastically if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so if a user conducts a search for a certain product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the whole operation will be executed much quicker. This is valid for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for e-commerce portals, since anytime a given web page is visited, the app sends a database query to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also create much less load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be updated, so the users won’t see any old info.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
When you host script-driven sites in a shared hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached data caching system to your shared hosting package with only a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary extension is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory as many times as you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you’ve got a large-size site with a lot of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.