Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. In other words, every time a specific web page on such a website is opened, the script queries its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to some other web page, the entire procedure is carried out again and this results in numerous database requests and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to extract any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any information in the database is altered, so the website users will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting account offered by us and in case you want to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in several simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use in order to cache data, so for a lot of websites (or for one large-sized site), you should order more memory for better results. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven website hosted on our servers will open unbelievably fast.