Memcached is a popular distributed memory object caching platform, which can boost the loading speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites substantially if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so if a visitor searches for a specific product on your site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole procedure will be performed significantly quicker. This is valid for all sorts of database-powered apps and not only for shopping portals, since anytime a given web page is opened, the application sends a query to its database to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors will not see any outdated information.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting package that we are offering and if you want to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to order it in a few easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use Memcached at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache content, so for lots of sites (or for one single traffic-consuming site), you should order more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any moment. With Memcached, each script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers will load much faster.