Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a particular web page on such a website is accessed, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other page, the whole process is performed again and this generates lots of database queries and higher load on the server, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any data in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud web hosting plan that we are offering and if you’d like to use it for any script-based site that you host on our advanced cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it in a few easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use to cache content, so for many websites (or for one traffic-heavy site), you may want to order more memory for better results. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any point. With the Memcached caching system, every script-based Internet site hosted on our servers will load amazingly fast.