Memcached is a caching system, which is used to increase the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. Put simply, anytime a specific web page on such a website is opened, the script calls its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to some other web page, the entire operation is repeated and this results in a lot of database requests and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to cull any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is edited, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting package offered by our company and in case you would like to use it for any script-driven website that you host on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to order it in several easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use to cache info, so for numerous websites (or for one popular site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any time. With Memcached, every script-based Internet site hosted on our servers will load incredibly fast.