How to Install PHP-MemCache Module On CentOS 5.0?

July 23, 2007 / FAQs Web Hosting

Memcached is a caching system that aims to speed up web applications by reducing loads. We will require RPM forge to make PHP available.

* Start with the package installation –

rpm –install rpmforge-release-*.rpm

* yum install –enablerepo=rpmforge memcached

* MemCached is now installed. In order to test it, you can try the following –

memcached -m 512 -u nobody -vv

* Start Memchached daemon. Please make a note, that it does not have a configuration file. it only has command lines to follow –

./memcached -d -m 2048 -l -p 11211 -u nobody

The above lines starts with 2GB RAM from IP to the port.

-m – Amount of memory in MB
-l – IPs to be watched
-p – Port

You can also set it up as a caching Memory server

Installation of PHP MemCache Extension –

* cd /files/download/
* wget
* tar -xvf memcache-2.1.2.tgz
* cd memcache-2.1.2
* phpize && ./configure –enable-memcache && make
* Now you can copy to the default directory
* vi /etc/php.ini
* Add –
* /etc/init.d/httpd restart
* phpinfo() will now show Memcache