What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its expanding recognition among people who maintain databases?
Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to some other page, the whole process is carried out again and this leads to a lot of database requests and excessive server load, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to fetch any information from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will get more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is edited, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content.
Memcached in Web Hosting
When you host script-based websites in a web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached memory caching system to your plan with just a couple of clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the PHP extension required for it is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add as much memory as you wish. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you own a resource-demanding site with lots of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can offer you.