More and more users employ Memcached so as to increase database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a famous data caching system, which can increase the loading speed and the performance of your websites immensely in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so if a user searches for a particular product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to return the results and the entire task will be carried out much faster. That goes for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for web shops, as anytime a specific page is visited, the app sends a query to its database to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site open noticeably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users will not see any out-of-date info.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
Memcached comes as an upgrade with each cloud website hosting
account that we offer and in case you would like to use it for any script-based site that you host on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in a few easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache data, so for lots of sites (or for one single traffic-intensive site), you’d better get more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any point. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers will load blazing-fast.