Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which has been gaining popularity lately owing to its effectiveness. It is used to cache requests and responses between a database and the app that is using it, which can improve the performance of your website and decrease the produced load substantially. Anytime a web page on an app-driven website is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached the content that should show up on a particular web page. If any data is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never see outdated data. The Memcached platform is an ideal option for every website that attracts a lot of viewers, since it will accelerate it and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared website hosting package offered by our company and you can start using it once you order it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to work properly is already present on our advanced cloud platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with every shared web hosting package and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use Memcached, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A popular Internet site with a large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given time with several clicks.