Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a specific page on such a site is visited, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open another web page, the whole procedure is performed again and this results in plenty of database queries and high server load, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to cull any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. Also, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is edited, so the users will never see outdated content.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
The Memcached data caching system is offered as an upgrade with each cloud web hosting offered by us and you can start using it the moment you add it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to work properly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every hosting package and a new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited Internet site with a very large database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with a couple of mouse clicks.