Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which has been gaining popularity lately because of its efficiency. It is used to cache calls and replies between a database and the app that’s using it, which can accelerate the overall performance of your Internet site and decrease the generated load greatly. Every time a webpage on an app-driven website is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should appear on a certain webpage. When any data is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never end up seeing outdated data. Memcached is an excellent option for any website that draws many visitors, as it will make it open much faster and will enhance the overall user experience.

Memcached in Web Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached caching system to your web hosting plan with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the needed extension is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add as much memory as you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you own a frequently visited site with a lot of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.