Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a particular page on such a website is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit another page, the whole operation is repeated and this leads to lots of database queries and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to extract any information from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site faster. Besides, Memcached updates its cache when any information in the database is changed, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.
Memcached in Website Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each website hosting plan offered by our company and if you want to use it for any script-based website that you host on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in several easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use to cache data, so for multiple websites (or for one single large-size site), you should order more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added every time you need it. With Memcached, any script-powered site hosted on our cloud servers will load extremely fast.