What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its growing level of popularity among users who take care of databases?
Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to increase the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a specific web page on such a website is visited, the script sends a query to its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to open a different web page, the whole procedure is executed again and this generates lots of database queries and excessive server load, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to extract any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is edited, so the users will never see outdated content.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
If you host script-driven sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your plan with just a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the extension required for it is pre-installed on our innovative cloud platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory as many times as you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you have a heavy-traffic site with a lot of content, you may require more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.