What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its increasing popularity among people who maintain databases?
Memcached is a data caching system, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years because of its effectiveness. It’s used to cache queries and replies between a database and the application that is using it, which can accelerate the overall performance of your website and decrease the generated server load immensely. Anytime a webpage on an application-powered site is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should be shown on a given page. If any data is edited, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the website visitors will never see outdated content. The Memcached platform is a perfect option for any website that has a lot of visitors, since it will make it blazing-fast and will improve the overall user experience.
Memcached in Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each and every web hosting
plan that we are offering and if you would like to use it for any script-based Internet site that you host on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to activate it in a few easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be offered the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache information, so for lots of sites (or for one single resource-absorbing site), you may want to get more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added every time you need it. With Memcached, each script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers will load amazingly fast.