Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years thanks to its efficiency. It’s used to cache calls and replies between a database and the application that uses it, which can improve the performance of your site and reduce the created server load drastically. Every time a web page on an app-driven Internet site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then drags it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, as the platform has already cached all the content that should appear on a particular web page. When any data is updated, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never see old content. The platform is an ideal solution for any website that entices a lot of viewers, as it will make it lightning-fast and will enhance the user experience.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system is available as an optional upgrade with every Linux shared package that we’re offering and you’ll be able to begin using it once you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to function properly is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with every plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular site with a large-sized database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you need to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a few clicks of the mouse.