Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to boost the performance of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. In other words, every time a specific web page on such a site is accessed, the script calls its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to another page, the whole process is carried out again and this results in numerous database queries and high load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any info in the database is updated, so the visitors will never end up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every cloud hosting account offered by our company and if you wish to use it for any script-driven website that you host on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to order it in a few easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given 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 the Memcached object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache data, so for lots of sites (or for one single popular site), you should order more memory for better results. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any time. With Memcached, any script-based site hosted on our cloud servers will open faster than the speed of light.