Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which has been gaining popularity in recent years because of its effectiveness. It is used to cache requests and replies between a database and the app that is using it, which can enhance the performance of your site and lessen the produced server load immensely. Anytime a page on an application-driven site is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, as the platform has already cached the content that should show up on a certain webpage. In case any content is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old content. The Memcached platform is an ideal choice for every Internet site that has a lot of viewers, as it will accelerate it and will enhance the user experience.

Memcached in Web Hosting

When you host script-powered websites in a web hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached object caching system to your shared web hosting plan with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the needed PHP extension is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add as much memory as you need. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you own a popular site with a lot of data, you may require more memory in order to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.