Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a certain page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to some other page, the entire procedure is performed again and this results in lots of database requests and excessive load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to request any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is edited, so the website users will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

When you host script-powered websites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached caching system to your shared web hosting package with only a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the required PHP extension is already installed on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you want. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you run a resource-hungry site with a lot of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.