Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to enhance the speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a specific web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit some other page, the entire operation is performed again and this leads to lots of database queries and excessive server load, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to pull any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any information in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never see old content.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached memory caching system with all cloud plans that we’re offering. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can get with only a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the sites that you wish to use it for. The first part defines the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have added, the more data will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for popular websites with large-sized databases and plenty of simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can optimize the speed of any script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.