What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its growing level of popularity among people who maintain databases?
Memcached is an object caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years owing to its effectiveness. It is used to cache requests and replies between a database and the app that is using it, which can accelerate the overall performance of your site and decrease the generated server load considerably. Every time a webpage on an application-powered website is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, since the platform has already cached the content that should show up on a certain page. When any content is changed, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the users will never end up seeing outdated content. The platform is an excellent solution for any site that entices many visitors, since it will make it truly fast and will enhance the overall user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host script-powered websites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached distributed memory caching system to your hosting plan with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the needed extension is already installed on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory as many times as you like. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you run a heavy-traffic site with a lot of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.