Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a specific web page on such a website is opened, the script queries its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to some other web page, the whole operation is repeated and this leads to plenty of database requests and excessive server load, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any information in the database is updated, so the website users will never end up seeing old content.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all Linux cloud hosting packages offered by us. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can get with just a couple of clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system once you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the sites that you wish to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a very good idea for frequently visited sites with very large databases and plenty of simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can supercharge the speed of every script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers effortlessly.