Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to boost the load speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a given web page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to get the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to some other web page, the whole procedure is executed again and this results in a lot of database queries and high server load, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to cull any content from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any content in the database is altered, so the site users will never wind up seeing old data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached content caching system is offered as an upgrade with every Linux cloud hosting that we are offering and you can start using it as soon as you enable it, since the extension that it requires in order to perform correctly is already present on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, defines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-intensive website with a large-sized database may require more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any point with a few clicks.