How to install memcached on a Centos Linux server

To install the MemCached lib on your linux server with yum, all you do is this..

yum install memcached

Now you can start the memcached service on the default port 11211 with..

service memcached start

If you want to change the config (to run on another port for example) the file to edit is /etc/sysconfig/memcached

To use it with your code you will probably want a client lib such as Cache::Memcached. If Perl is your poison then install with yum like so..

yum install perl-Cache-Memcached

or for a possibly faster version..

yum install perl-Cache-Memcached-Fast

Install from CPAN the usual way if yum doesn't do it for you..

cpan -i Cache::Memcached

If PHP is your thing then one of these will do..

yum install php-pecl-memcache


yum install php-pecl-memcached

For a graphic admin panel for memcached..

yum install phpMemcachedAdmin


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