What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its rising popularity among users who maintain databases?
Memcached is an object caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately because of its effectiveness. It’s used to cache queries and replies between a database and the application that’s using it, which can accelerate the performance of your Internet site and reduce the generated server load drastically. Every time a webpage on an app-powered site is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached all the content that should appear on a specific webpage. When any data is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never see out-of-date content. The platform is an excellent solution for every Internet site that has many visitors, since it will make it load faster and will enhance the user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use the Memcached data caching system with all cloud web hosting
that we offer. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can get with just a few clicks through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you’d like to use it for. The first one specifies the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for regularly visited websites with large-size databases and a lot of visitors. Thus, you can boost the loading speed of any script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.