Install Memcached on Ubuntu 20.04 - Step by step process ?

This article covers how you can install Memcached on Ubuntu 20.04. Memcached has proved to be a very reliable caching system since its inception in 2003 and continues to be a favorite among developers in speeding up web applications. 

Memcached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching server. It is free and open source software intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by mitigating database load.

To install and configure memcached on Ubuntu:

1. Update your Ubuntu server:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade

2. Install memcached server on Ubuntu:

Run apt command as follows:

$ sudo apt install memcached

3. Configure memcached server:

Edit config file named /etc/memcached.conf using a text editor such as nano command or vim command:

$ sudo nano /etc/memcached.conf


$ sudo vi /etc/memcached.conf

How to restart, stop, reload memcached server on Ubuntu:

To Stop service - $ sudo systemctl stop memcached

To start Service - $ sudo systemctl start memcached

To restart Service - $ sudo systemctl restart memcached

To check the status - $ sudo systemctl status memcached