Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness. It is used to cache queries and replies between a database and the application that is using it, which can increase the performance of your Internet site and reduce the produced load immensely. Every time a page on an app-driven Internet site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, since the platform has already cached the content that should show up on a particular page. If any content is updated, the Memcached content is updated too, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content. The platform is a perfect solution for every site that attracts many visitors, since it will make it load much faster and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Web Hosting
Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with every Linux web hosting that we’re offering and you can begin using it the moment you enable it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to function correctly is already installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each and every shared hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the sites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited Internet site 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 service, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with several clicks.