Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to increase the performance of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. To put it simply, every time a given web page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit another web page, the whole process is performed again and this leads to a lot of database calls and excessive server load, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to extract any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any data in the database is changed, so the users will never wind up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud web hosting package that we’re offering and if you wish to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to order it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached data caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache content, so for a lot of sites (or for one popular site), you should order more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With Memcached, any script-powered website hosted on our cloud servers will load amazingly fast.