More and more users use Memcached in order to increase database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to accelerate the loading speed of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a given page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open another web page, the whole operation is carried out again and this leads to multiple database requests and higher server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to fetch any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. At the same time, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never see old content.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
The Memcached content caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every shared website hosting plan offered by our company and you’ll be able to start using it as soon as you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to run correctly is already available on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each shared web hosting plan and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy site with a very large database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of mouse clicks.