Memcached is a content caching platform, which has been gaining popularity in recent years owing to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache requests and replies between a database and the app that is using it, which can increase the performance of your Internet site and reduce the created load substantially. Every time a web page on an app-driven website is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, as the platform has already cached the content that should be shown on a specific page. When any data is updated, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never end up seeing outdated data. Memcached is an excellent solution for every website that draws a lot of visitors, as it will make it load much faster and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached data caching system is available as an optional upgrade with every Linux shared package offered by our company and you can start using it once you enable it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to run properly is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with each hosting plan and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular Internet site with a very large database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you need to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any time with several mouse clicks.