Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to accelerate the load speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a specific 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. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the entire procedure is repeated and this generates multiple database calls and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to pull any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Besides, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any information in the database is changed, so the website users will never see old content.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system comes as an upgrade with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package offered by our company and you’ll be able to start using it as soon as you activate it, since the extension that it requires so as to run properly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each and every hosting package and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-heavy Internet site with a large database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you would like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with a couple of clicks of the mouse.