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How do I install Memcached on my Linux server?

Memcached is a free and powerful object caching system that you can install to improve the performance of your website. If this caching is configured properly, most often the end result is a faster website and a server that can handle more traffic with less load.

What's required?

There are 3 parts to Memcached, all of which need to be present for caching to work properly.

  1. The Memcached Daemon (background process) needs to be installed on the server, configured to listen on the correct port, and set up to start automatically at server startup.
  2. The Memcached PHP libraries must be installed to allow your PHP application (WordPress, Magento, Joomla, etc.) to communicate with Memcached.
  3. Your PHP application must be configured to use Memcached for it's caching.


Below you will find articles that cover each step to install and use Memcached on your server.

Install the Memcached daemon
Install the Memcached PHP libraries on Plesk Linux
Install the Memcached PHP libraries using WHM
Configure your website to use Memcached
Is Memcached working?

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