Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to supercharge the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a given page on such a site is accessed, the script calls its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to a different page, the entire procedure is repeated and this generates multiple database queries and high load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to fetch any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any content in the database is modified, so the website users will never wind up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Web Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every web hosting account that we’re offering and in case you wish to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache content, so for many websites (or for one single traffic-consuming site), you’d better order more memory for improved performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With Memcached, each script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will load much faster.