Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. In other words, every time a certain web page on such a website is requested, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit another web page, the entire operation is executed again and this results in multiple database requests and high server load, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to cull any content from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is updated, so the site users will never wind up seeing old data.
Memcached in Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each and every hosting package offered by our company and in case you would like to use it for any script-based website that you host on our leading-edge cloud platform, you will be able to enable it in several easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be given the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites 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 total amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use in order to cache data, so for numerous websites (or for one large-scale site), you’d better order more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any time. With Memcached, every script-powered website hosted on our cloud servers will load unbelievably fast.