Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a given page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to some other web page, the entire operation is carried out again and this results in lots of database calls and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to cull any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache when any content in the database is modified, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Website Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each website hosting account that we offer and if you wish to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in several simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached content caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache data, so for numerous sites (or for one large-size site), you may want to order more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any time. With Memcached, each script-based website hosted on our cloud servers will load faster than the speed of light.