Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to boost the speed of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a certain web page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other web page, the whole procedure is performed again and this generates numerous database requests and higher load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to pull any info 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 pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any info in the database is changed, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each web hosting package offered by our company and in case you wish to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our advanced cloud platform, you’ll be able to order it in several simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll get the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache info, so for plenty of websites (or for one single resource-demanding site), you’d better order more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers will load unbelievably fast.