Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to improve the performance of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a certain page on such a site is opened, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other web page, the entire process is executed again and this generates a lot of database queries and higher load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to request any information from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache every time any data in the database is changed, so the site users will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is available as an upgrade with every cloud service offered by us and you will be able to start using it once you order it, since the extension that it needs in order to run correctly is already present on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with each hosting plan and a new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic website with a very large database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you’d like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given moment with several clicks of the mouse.