Memcached is a caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years thanks to its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that uses it, which can accelerate the performance of your Internet site and reduce the created load tremendously. Anytime a web page on an application-powered website is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, as the platform has already cached the content that should appear on a particular web page. When any data is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old content. The platform is an excellent option for every site that draws many visitors, since it will boost its speed and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached caching system is available as an upgrade with each cloud plan
that we offer and you can start using it once you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to perform correctly is already available on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with every shared hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic website with a large-size database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with a few clicks of the mouse.