Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to increase the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a given page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other page, the entire procedure is performed again and this results in plenty of database queries and excessive load on the server, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to cull any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will have more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any content in the database is changed, so the users will never wind up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached caching system with all cloud hosting plans offered by us. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can get with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system the moment you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you’d like to use it for. The first part reveals the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for busy sites with large-size databases and many concurrent visitors. Thus, you can supercharge the overall performance of every script-powered site hosted on our cloud servers without any efforts.