Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a particular page on such a website is opened, the script connects to its database to request the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open another web page, the whole operation is executed again and this generates multiple database calls and excessive server load, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to fetch any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is edited, so the website users will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Hosting

When you host script-based websites in a hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your hosting package with just a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the required PHP extension is already installed on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory as many times as you need. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you’ve got a traffic-intensive site with lots of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.