What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its increasing recognition among users who manage databases?
Memcached is a commonly used memory caching system, which can increase the loading speed and the overall performance of your sites immensely in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so when a user searches for some product on your website, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire procedure will be carried out considerably faster. That goes for all kinds of database-powered apps and not only for online stores, since anytime a specific web page is opened, the app sends a request to its database to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website open considerably faster, but it will also create much less load. If any content in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be updated, so the users will not see any out-of-date information.
Memcached in Hosting
Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting plan offered by us and in case you’d like to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in several easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use to cache information, so for plenty of sites (or for one large-scale site), you’d better get more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any point. With the Memcached caching system, any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers will open blazing-fast.