Memcached is a general-purpose distributed memory-caching system. It is often used to speed up dynamic database-driven websites by caching data and objects in RAM to reduce the number of times an external data source must be read. Memcached is free and open-source software, licensed under the Revised BSD license.


We currently support Memcached version 1.5.

Performance Classes

In order to fulfill your requirements for your Memcached workloads, we offer four performance classes - Standard (max. 2GB RAM), High (max. 4GB RAM), Insane (max. 8GB RAM) and Ultra (max. 16GB RAM).

CPU Limits & Autoscaling

Our autoscaling Platform Services will scale according to the load of your application. The minimum CPU usage is 1, and the maximum is 32. The maximum CPU cores available can be set anywhere in between, and the database will scale up to the maximum cores you set, if nothing is set then the 32 core limit will be used. The amount of cores in use can be easily seen in the metrics of the running Platform Service.

Storage Limits & Autoscaling

Our autoscaling Platform Services will scale according to the load of your application. The maximum possible storage is 1024GB. The current usage can been seen within the platform services metrics, and previous accumulated usage can bee seen within the Usage Dashboard.

Security Zones

Security Zones connect your managed database service to your infrastructure, and the network configuration is completely automated. For increased security they are private networks located in a separate zone and are not connected to the public Internet, allowing your service to run encapsulated. You can either use the default Security Zone or create and name your own Zone. You also have the option to enable your servers to access the database service by connecting them to your specified Security Zone.

Service Access

Once your PaaS service has been successfully created you can have the possibility to view the Service Access section within the detailed view for your service. You have the option to include the credentials, password and/or the port. Using this section you can easily set, generate and copy several variants:

  • Connection String
  • Connection Parameters
  • Flags
  • PHP Data Object (PDO)
  • Data Source Name (DSN)

Keep in mind that you can only connect to your service from servers within the same Security Zone.