Learn what Memcached is and why lots of people use it for their databases.
Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a certain web page on such a website is opened, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit another page, the entire operation is performed again and this results in plenty of database calls and high server load, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to pull any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will have more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any data in the database is edited, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old content.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached caching system is offered as an upgrade with every cloud hosting plan that we are offering and you will be able to begin using it the moment you activate it, as the extension that it needs in order to work correctly is already present on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with every shared web hosting plan and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated 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 Internet sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive site with a very large database may require more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you wish to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with several mouse clicks.