More and more users work with Memcached in order to enhance database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a widely used content caching platform, which can enhance the speed and the overall performance of your websites substantially if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so if someone searches for a particular product on your website, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the entire operation will be performed notably quicker. This is valid for all kinds of database-driven apps and not only for e-stores, since every time a page is visited, the application sends a database request to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load considerably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be updated, so the website visitors won’t see any out-of-date info.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each shared web hosting
plan that we are offering and if you’d like to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the sites that can use the Memcached data caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache content, so for a lot of websites (or for one large-scale site), you should order more memory for better results. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, each script-powered site hosted on our cloud servers will open unbelievably fast.