Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a certain page on such a website is opened, the script calls its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to another page, the whole process is carried out again and this results in lots of database requests and higher server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to pull any content from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site faster. Besides, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is modified, so the website users will never see outdated content.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached data caching system with all Linux shared website hosting packages offered by us. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can acquire with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first part defines the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a very good idea for high-demand sites with large-size databases and many visitors. In this way, you can increase the loading speed of every script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without effort.