Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to boost the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a certain page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other page, the whole operation is repeated and this generates numerous database queries and higher server load, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to call any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is changed, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old data.
Memcached in Hosting
You can take advantage of Memcached with all hosting that we offer. It is available as an upgrade, which you can obtain with just a couple of clicks through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first one specifies the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the system memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for traffic-intensive websites with large databases and numerous concurrent visitors. In this way, you can enhance the speed of any script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers effortlessly.