Memcached is a data caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately owing to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the app that’s using it, which can boost the performance of your site and reduce the generated load tremendously. Anytime a webpage on an application-driven website is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should be displayed on a specific webpage. In case any data is edited, the Memcached content is updated too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated content. The platform is an excellent choice for any Internet site that draws lots of visitors, since it will make it extremely fast and will improve the user experience.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached caching system is available as an optional upgrade with every Linux hosting package that we’re offering and you will be able to begin using it once you order it, since the extension that it needs so as to function properly is already available on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with every web hosting plan and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic website with a very large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you would like to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with a couple of clicks.