Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a specific page on such a site is opened, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to a different page, the whole process is repeated and this results in numerous database queries and higher load on the server, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to fetch any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your website faster. Moreover, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is modified, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all Linux shared hosting packages that we’re offering. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can add with just a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the websites that you’d like to use it for. The first part concerns the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for frequently visited sites with large-size databases and lots of simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can supercharge the performance of every script-driven site hosted on our servers without any effort.