Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a particular web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit another page, the whole process is performed again and this results in a lot of database requests and high server load, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to call any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is edited, so the users will never end up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
When you host script-powered sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you can add Memcached to your hosting plan with just a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary extension is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you have a large site with lots of content, you may require more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.