How to install memcached on CentOS

Posted by 6bytes at 13, March, 2010

Category: CentOS, Linux

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Before we install memcached we need a dependency library libevent. Check for latest stable version at

cd /usr/local/src
tar -xzvf libevent-1.4.13-stable.tar.gz
cd libevent-1.4.13-stable
./configure --prefix=/usr/local
make install
cd ..

Now lets install memcached. Check for latest stable version at

tar -xzvf memcached-1.4.4.tar.gz
cd memcached-1.4.4
LDFLAGS='-Wl,--rpath /usr/local/lib' ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
make install

More information about LDFLAGS

Run memcached as a daemon. Basic options: d = daemon, m = memory, u = user, l = IP to listen to, p = port

memcached -u root -d


memcached -u root -d -m 512 -l -p 11211

To stop daemon type

pkill memcached

Now we’re off to installing php extension memcache.