Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to accelerate the loading speed of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a given web page on such a website is visited, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit another page, the entire procedure is carried out again and this leads to plenty of database requests and high load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to cull any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. Also, Memcached updates its cache whenever any information in the database is updated, so the site users will never end up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system with all Linux cloud web hosting packages offered by our company. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can order with just a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system the moment you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the websites that you would like to use it for. The first one reveals the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more content will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for traffic-intensive websites with very large databases and many visitors. In this way, you can boost the performance of every script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers with ease.