Learn what Memcached is and why more and more people use it for their databases.
Memcached is a popular distributed memory object caching platform, which can accelerate the loading speed and the performance of your sites immensely if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so when someone conducts a search for a given product on your website, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole procedure will be performed notably quicker. This is valid for all types of database-powered applications and not only for shopping portals, since anytime a web page is accessed, the app sends a database request to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load considerably faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be updated, so the site visitors won’t see any outdated info.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the caching platform’s activation requires a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much data can be cached, i.e. there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to speed up any script-driven website, including those that are based on famous web-based apps, such as Joomla™ or WordPress.