Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a specific page on such a site is visited, the script queries its database to request the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to some other web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this generates plenty of database requests and higher load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to fetch any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any info in the database is updated, so the site users will never end up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
The Memcached caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared website hosting package that we are offering and you can begin using it as soon as you order it, since the extension that it requires in order to function properly is already available on our innovative cloud platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-heavy site with a large database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you need to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with a couple of clicks of the mouse.