What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its expanding recognition among people who maintain databases?
Memcached is a popular content caching system, which can improve the loading speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites considerably in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are delivered, so when a user conducts a search for a particular product on your website, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the whole task will be carried out considerably quicker. That goes for all types of database-powered applications and not only for Internet shops, since every time a given page is visited, the application sends a database query to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open noticeably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors will not see any outdated information.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
If you host script-powered sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your shared web hosting package with only a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the required extension is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory as many times as you want. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you own a large site with lots of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.