How to install MemCached in Ubuntu
Posted on Friday June 24, 2011 by Eric Potvin
* PLEASE NOTE *
Consider using Docker instead!
What is MemCached?
"MemCached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but originally intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load."
Basically, it means it save and retrieve data in the server memory. This is typically used to remove the loads on the database server.
The logic of MemCached is very simple:
- You verify if MemCached has the data you need, if so you simply use it.
- if not, you save the data into MemCached and then use it.
run the following command to install memcached:
sudo aptitude install memcached
If you want to change the default settings, simply create the file and update the configuration.
First, create memcached configuration file:
Then, change the settings:
# Memory a usage in Mb -m 16 # default port -p 11211 # user to run daemon nobody/apache/www-data or else -u nobody # only listen locally -l 127.0.0.1
Save and quit the file. Once this is complete, don't forget to restart the daemon:
sudo /etc/init.d/memcached restart
Now lets install for php
sudo aptitude install php5-memcached
Restart both services:
sudo /etc/init.d/memcached restart ; sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
If you would like additional information about MemCached please visit: http://memcached.org/