install Memcached Server and access it with PHP

Thinking of implementing caching for your php application , you are at a right place. Just in 10 simple (copy and paste) steps you can install and access Memcached Server.

Step1: Install libevent ,libmemcached and libmemcached devel (dependency)
yum install libevent
yum install libmemcached libmemcached-devel
Step 2: Install Memcached Server
yum install memcached
Step 3: Start Memcached server
memcached -d -m 512 -l -p 11211 -u nobody

(d = daemon, m = memory, u = user, l = IP to listen to, p = port)

Step 4: Check your memcached server is running successfully
ps -eaf | grep memcached
Step 5: Connect Memcached server via telnet
telnet 11211
Step 6: Check current status of Memcached Server on telnet prompt
Step 7: Exit telnet
Step 8: Install PHP client to access Memcached Server
pecl install memcache

It will make “”, you have to just put it on your /etc/php.ini file.

Step 9: Restart your apache server
service httpd restart
Step 10: Open your favorite editor to type below code and execute it, it will cache your data into Memcached server and access it back for you
$memcache = new Memcache;
$memcache->connect('', 11211) or die ("Could not connect"); //connect to memcached server   $mydata = "i want to cache this line"; //your cacheble data   $memcache->set('key', $mydata, false, 100); //add it to memcached server   $get_result = $memcache->get('key'); //retrieve your data   var_dump($get_result); //show it

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