Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to improve the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. Simply put, every time a certain page on such a site is opened, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit some other page, the entire operation is executed again and this generates lots of database calls and higher load on the server, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to extract any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. In addition, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any content in the database is edited, so the visitors will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each shared hosting plan offered by us and if you would like to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in a few simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use in order to cache info, so for numerous sites (or for one resource-requiring site), you’d better order more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers will load blazing-fast.