Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to boost the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. In other words, every time a particular page on such a website is requested, the script connects to its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit some other page, the whole process is carried out again and this leads to lots of database requests and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to call any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any data in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host script-powered websites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached content caching system to your shared web hosting package with only a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the required extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you need. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you have a large website with lots of data, you may require more memory to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.