Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to increase the performance of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to some other web page, the whole operation is performed again and this results in lots of database queries and higher server load, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to call any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will have more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. At the same time, Memcached updates its cache if any information in the database is altered, so the visitors will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can use Memcached with all shared hosting offered by us. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can order with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for busy websites with large-sized databases and numerous simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can improve the loading speed of any script-driven website hosted on our servers without effort.