Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. In other words, anytime a certain web page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to another page, the entire process is performed again and this results in a lot of database calls and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to extract any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any content in the database is updated, so the site users will never see out-of-date content.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host script-based sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your shared hosting plan with only a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the necessary PHP extension is already installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you wish. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you own a traffic-intensive website with a lot of data, you may require more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.