Memcached is a caching system, which is used to accelerate the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a specific page on such a website is opened, the script queries its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to another web page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this results in numerous database requests and high server load, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to request any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you will get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is edited, so the website users will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every web hosting account offered by our company and in case you wish to use it for any script-based Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in a few easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two separate 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 caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use to cache content, so for multiple sites (or for one single large-sized site), you should get more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any point. With Memcached, any script-driven site hosted on our servers will load incredibly fast.