Memcached is a content caching platform, which has been gaining popularity in recent years owing to its efficiency. It’s used to cache queries and responses between a database and the app that uses it, which can accelerate the performance of your Internet site and decrease the produced load drastically. Anytime a web page on an app-driven Internet site is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, since the platform has already cached the content that should be shown on a specific page. If any content is updated, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old content. The platform is an ideal option for every website that draws numerous viewers, as it will accelerate it and will enhance the user experience.
Memcached in Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory object caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux hosting that we offer and you’ll be able to begin using it once you add it, as the extension that it requires so as to function properly is already present on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each shared hosting package and a new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-intensive Internet site with a large database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you need to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with several mouse clicks.