A large number of users employ Memcached so as to increase database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a given page on such a site is requested, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the entire process is performed again and this results in plenty of database calls and higher server load, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to fetch any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Additionally, Memcached updates its cache every time any data in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never see outdated content.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
Memcached comes as an upgrade with each shared website hosting plan offered by our company and in case you would like to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to order it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll get the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache info, so for a lot of sites (or for one single regularly visited site), you’d better get more memory for improved performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any time. With the Memcached caching system, every script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers will open lightning-fast.