Install and Configure Memcached on CentOS 8 - Step by Step Process ?

This article covers how to install and configure the Memcached caching server on CentOS 8 system through the command-line tool.

Now, you can easily install and configure the Memcached server on your CentOS 8 system easily. 

Memcached is a free and open-source high-performance in-memory key-value data store.

Typically, it used as a caching system to speed up applications by caching various objects from the results of database calls.

To install memcached on CentOS, perform the following tasks as a user with root privileges:

1. Install memcached and its dependencies:

$ yum -y update
$ yum install -y libevent libevent-devel
$ yum install -y memcached
$ yum install -y php-pecl-memcache

2. Change the memcached configuration setting for CACHESIZE and OPTIONS:

i. Open /etc/sysconfig/memcached in a text editor.

ii. Locate the value for CACHESIZE and change it to at least 1GB. For example


iii. Locate the value for OPTIONS and change it to localhost or

3. Save your changes to memcached and exit the text editor.

4. Restart memcached.

$ service memcached restart

5. Restart your web server.

For Apache:

$ service httpd restart