Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to optimize the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a certain page on such a website is requested, the script calls its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit some other page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this results in multiple database calls and high load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any data in the database is edited, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we are offering and if you want to use it for any script-based website that you host on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you will be able to enable it in a few simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be offered the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the sites that can use Memcached simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache information, so for plenty of sites (or for one single resource-absorbing site), you may want to order more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any point. With Memcached, every script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will load lightning-fast.