What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its rising popularity among users who maintain databases?
Memcached is a memory caching system, which has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that’s using it, which can accelerate the performance of your Internet site and reduce the produced server load significantly. Every time a page on an app-powered website is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, as the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a particular page. In case any data is changed, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the website visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data. Memcached is a perfect choice for every website that lures many viewers, as it will make it truly fast and will improve the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
The Memcached content caching system comes as an upgrade with every shared website hosting
offered by our company and you’ll be able to start using it the moment you order it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to perform properly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 MB, determines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular site with a large-sized database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks.