Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to increase the performance of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it simply, every time a given page on such a website is accessed, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to another page, the whole process is executed again and this leads to numerous database requests and high load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to call any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will get more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. Additionally, Memcached updates its cache every time any content in the database is altered, so the site users will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use the Memcached object caching system with all cloud web hosting offered by our company. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can activate with only a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system once you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the Internet sites that you’d like to use it for. The first one shows the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for regularly visited websites with large-sized databases and many users. Thus, you can boost the speed of every script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers effortlessly.