Memcached is a memory caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately thanks to its efficiency. It’s used to cache queries and responses between a database and the application that uses it, which can increase the overall performance of your website and lessen the created server load tremendously. Every time a web page on an app-powered site is visited, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, as the platform has already cached the content that should be shown on a specific web page. When any data is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old data. The platform is a perfect choice for every Internet site that lures plenty of visitors, as it will make it lightning-fast and will enhance the user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached memory caching system is available as an upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting
that we are offering and you will be able to start using it as soon as you order it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to run properly is already installed on our innovative cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with every shared web hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited Internet site with a large database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with a couple of mouse clicks.