Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to boost the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a given page on such a website is opened, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open another page, the entire operation is carried out again and this generates multiple database queries and higher server load, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to call any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. Furthermore, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any info in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system comes as an upgrade with every shared hosting that we offer and you will be able to begin using it once you order it, as the extension that it requires so as to work properly is already present on our innovative cloud platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with every plan and a new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 MB, indicates the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited website with a large-size database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any point with a couple of mouse clicks.