Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to accelerate the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a specific page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to some other web page, the entire operation is executed again and this leads to lots of database requests and higher load on the server, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Furthermore, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any data in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

When you host script-powered websites in a web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your web hosting package with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the necessary PHP extension is already installed on our avant-garde cloud platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory whenever you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you manage a regularly visited site with a lot of content, you may require more memory in order to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.