Memcached is a caching system, which is used to improve the speed of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a particular page on such a website is requested, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the whole procedure is executed again and this generates multiple database requests and excessive server load, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to extract any content from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any content in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host script-powered websites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your shared hosting package with only a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the extension needed for it is already installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you run a large-sized site with lots of data, you may need more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.