How to Install Memcached on CentOS 8

Install Memcached on CentOS 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Memcached on CentOS 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Memcached is a free and open-source high-performance memory caching system. It’s typically used to cache database data, API calls or page rendering chunks in RAM to increase the application performance.

Install Memcached on CentOS

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

Step 2. Install Memcached on CentOS.

The Memcached package is available on the default RHEL 8 repositories. Install it by running the following command:

Once the installation is completed, start and enable the Memcached service:

Step 3. Configuring Memcached on CentOS 8.

Memcached configuration file is located in /etc/sysconfig/memcached. You can edit this file to set start options for Memcached service:

This is a brief description of the parameters:

Restart the service after making the change:

Step 4. Configure Firewall for Memcached.

If you have clients that need to connect to your Memcached server, you’ll need to open the port on the firewall:

Congratulation, you have learned how to install and configure Memcached on CentOS 8. If you have any question, please leave a comment below.