Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to increase the speed of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. Simply put, every time a given web page on such a site is opened, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open some other web page, the whole process is repeated and this generates lots of database queries and higher server load, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to cull any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any data in the database is changed, so the users will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud hosting that we are offering and you’ll be able to start using it as soon as you add it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to function properly is already present on our innovative cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with each and every web hosting package and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-heavy website with a large database may require more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with a few mouse clicks.