What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its expanding level of popularity among people who take care of databases?
Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a certain page on such a site is opened, the script calls its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to a different web page, the entire process is carried out again and this results in multiple database requests and higher server load, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to cull any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache if any data in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
If you host script-powered websites in a shared hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your shared hosting package with only a few clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the required PHP extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory as many times as you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you’ve got a regularly visited website with lots of content, you may need more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.