Many times you may encounter huge traffic generating from/to your Linux server. You feel helpless as the bandwidth spike slows down your application and results in bad user experience.
Memcached is an open source distributed memory object caching program that allows us to improve and speeding up performance of dynamic web applications by caching data and objects in Memory. Memcached is also used to cache entire database tables and queries to improve performance of database. It is the only one caching system available freely and used by many big sites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Drupal, Zynga etc.