Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to accelerate the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a given 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 website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to a different page, the whole operation is carried out again and this generates a lot of database calls and excessive server load, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to request any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. In addition, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is changed, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old data.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached memory caching system with all shared web hosting plans offered by our company. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can get with just a few clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you wish to use it for. The first one shows the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for high-traffic websites with large-sized databases and many concurrent visitors. In this way, you can increase the overall performance of every script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers without any efforts.