Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a particular web page on such a site is visited, the script calls its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other page, the entire process is carried out again and this generates multiple database requests and higher server load, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Also, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any content in the database is changed, so the visitors will never see old content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting package that we’re offering and in case you would like to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be offered the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use to cache info, so for a lot of websites (or for one single resource-consuming site), you should order more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any time. With the Memcached caching system, any script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers will open unbelievably fast.