• How to Install and Configure Memcached on CentOS?

    What is Memcached?

    Memcached is a db memory caching system that takes your data from the database and stores it in the server memory so it can be retrieved much faster and thus speeds up your site

    Steps to install Memcached on CentOS

    1. Execute the following command to install Memcached

    yum install memcached

    2. Modify the default Memcached cache size to fit your memory requirements, the greater the better but of course that depends on how much memory you have and how much of that you want to allocate to Memcached

    Edit the Memcached configuration file

    vi /etc/sysconfig/memcached

    Set CACHESIZE="XXXX" where you should put the amount of memory in megabytes

    3. Save the file and set memcached to run at startup

    chkconfig memcached on

    4. Start the memcached service

    service memcached start

    That's it! now you have Memcached installed on your server, you now need to configure your website to make use of it's amazing capabilities

    I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and stay tuned for more to come

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