Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to enhance the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a specific web page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit another page, the entire operation is executed again and this generates multiple database queries and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to fetch any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will get more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any info in the database is modified, so the users will never end up seeing old content.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached object caching system with all cloud hosting that we are offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can activate with just a few clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system once you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first one defines the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers 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 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for heavy-traffic sites with large databases and many users. Thus, you can enhance the loading speed of any script-based website hosted on our servers with no effort.