Memcached is a caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately because of its effectiveness. It is used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that is using it, which can improve the performance of your site and reduce the generated server load drastically. Every time a web page on an application-driven Internet site is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, as the platform has already cached all of the content that should be shown on a specific web page. In case any content is updated, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never see out-of-date data. The platform is an ideal choice for any site that draws plenty of visitors, since it will make it faster than the speed of sound and will enhance the user experience.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

The Memcached data caching system comes as an upgrade with each and every shared website hosting that we are offering and you can begin using it the moment you order it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to function correctly is already installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each and every shared web hosting package and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic Internet site with a very large database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with a few clicks of the mouse.