Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. Simply put, anytime a given page on such a website is requested, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to some other page, the entire process is carried out again and this leads to multiple database calls and high server load, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to extract any data 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’ll have more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Also, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any information in the database is updated, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached caching system with all cloud web hosting offered by us. It is available as an upgrade, which you can activate with just a few clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system once you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the websites that you wish to use it for. The first one reveals the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for popular sites with very large databases and numerous visitors. Thus, you can accelerate the performance of every script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers effortlessly.