Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to improve the speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. Put simply, anytime a particular web page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit another page, the entire operation is executed again and this results in a lot of database requests and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to pull any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your website faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any data in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old data.
Memcached in Web Hosting
The Memcached memory caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every Linux web hosting offered by our company and you will be able to start using it the moment you activate it, as the extension that it requires in order to perform correctly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with each web hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the sites which can use Memcached, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular website with a large-size database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you’d like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any moment with a few clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and use its full capacity for any script-powered Internet site hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the system memory. These things determine the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching platform and how much system memory it will use to cache your information. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one resource-heavy website, for instance. This feature comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you want. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website regardless of its type, including those based on popular web apps like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and a lot of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to optimize the loading speed of their sites.