Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a certain web page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit another page, the whole operation is executed again and this leads to a lot of database calls and higher server load, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to cull any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. Also, Memcached updates its cache when any information in the database is modified, so the website users will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each shared website hosting plan offered by our company and in case you would like to use it for any script-driven website that you host on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in several easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use to cache information, so for multiple sites (or for one single large-size site), you should get more memory for improved performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any moment. With Memcached, each script-powered site hosted on our cloud servers will load incredibly fast.