Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to accelerate the load speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a given page on such a website is visited, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit a different web page, the whole procedure is executed again and this generates plenty of database calls and high load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. In addition, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any information in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date content.
Memcached in Web Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every web hosting account offered by our company and if you would like to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you’ll be able to activate it in several easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache data, so for lots of sites (or for one large site), you may want to order more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any point. With Memcached, every script-driven website hosted on our servers will load incredibly fast.