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Version: 1.0

Memcached Getting Started

Memcached is a free & open source, high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.

If you have installed Websoft9 Memcached, the following steps is for your quick start


  1. Get the Internet IP of your Server on Cloud
  2. Check your Inbound of Security Group Rule of Cloud Console to ensure the TCP:11211,9090 is allowed
  3. Complete Five steps for Domain if you want to use Domain for Memcached
  4. Get default username and password of Memcached

Memcached Initialization

Steps for you

  1. Use SSH tool to connect Memcached Server, then install Telnet

    yum install telnet
  2. Use the telnet to connect Memcached

    telnet 11211
    Connected to
    Escape character is '^]'.
  3. Run the command stats to show all Memcached STAT when connection successful

    STAT pid 651
    STAT uptime 891
    STAT time 1585225158
    STAT version 1.4.15
    STAT libevent 2.0.21-stable
    STAT pointer_size 64
    STAT rusage_user 0.005846
    STAT rusage_system 0.017539
    STAT curr_connections 10
    STAT total_connections 12
    STAT connection_structures 11
    STAT reserved_fds 20
    STAT cmd_get 0
    STAT cmd_set 0
    STAT cmd_flush 0
    STAT cmd_touch 0
    STAT get_hits 0
    STAT get_misses 0
    STAT delete_misses 0
    STAT delete_hits 0
    STAT incr_misses 0
    STAT incr_hits 0
    STAT decr_misses 0
    STAT decr_hits 0
    STAT cas_misses 0
    STAT cas_hits 0
    STAT cas_badval 0
    STAT touch_hits 0
    STAT touch_misses 0
    STAT auth_cmds 0
    STAT auth_errors 0
    STAT bytes_read 52
    STAT bytes_written 21
    STAT limit_maxbytes 67108864
    STAT accepting_conns 1
    STAT listen_disabled_num 0
    STAT threads 4
    STAT conn_yields 0
    STAT hash_power_level 16
    STAT hash_bytes 524288
    STAT hash_is_expanding 0
    STAT bytes 0
    STAT curr_items 0
    STAT total_items 0
    STAT expired_unfetched 0
    STAT evicted_unfetched 0
    STAT evictions 0
    STAT reclaimed 0

  4. Run the command quit if you want to exist Memcached

  5. Test Memcached Web-based GUI tool Memcached-admin

More useful Memcached guide, please refer to Memcached Wiki

Having trouble?

Below is for you to solve problem, and you can contact Websoft9 Support or refer to Troubleshoot + FAQ to get more.

Can't connect Memcached by Telnet?

Please make sure you Telnet installed and port 11211 enabled

Memcached QuickStart

For more information, please refer to:Memcached Wiki

Memcached Setup

Memcached GUI

Memcached deployment package includes Web-GUI tool Memcached-admin for monitor

Follow the steps below to use it:

  1. Login Cloud Console, make sure the TCP:9090 port is allowed on Inbound of Security Group Rule.

  2. Use the Chrome or FireFox to access URL http://Server's Internet IP:9090.

  3. Enter username and password of MySQL. (Don't know password?)

  4. Start to manage Memcached-admin now.

Memcached Cluster

More details about refer to Memcached Cluster

Reference sheet

The below items and General parameter sheet is maybe useful for you manage Memcached

Run docker ps command, view all Containers when Memcached is running:

CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                                 COMMAND                  CREATED              STATUS              PORTS                                           NAMES
34e1af9ace07 memcached:latest "docker-entrypoint.s…" About a minute ago Up About a minute>11211/tcp, :::11211->11211/tcp memcached
f3956c005325 hatamiarash7/memcached-admin:latest "docker-php-entrypoi…" About a minute ago Up About a minute>80/tcp, :::9090->80/tcp memcached-panel


Memcached installation directory:/data/apps/memcached


11211Remote access to MemcachedOptional
9090Visit Memcached AdminOptional


# Memcached version
docker inspect memcached | grep MEMCACHED_VERSION


sudo docker start | stop | restart | stats memcached
sudo docker start | stop | restart | stats memcached-admin


Telnet client

Memcached does not provide specific client. However, standard tools like telnet are enough to test container. Under Linux it is possible to connect by CLI command. We can invoke telnet from host machine, to connect to running Memcached server

  1. Use SSH to connect Sever and use Telnet connect Memcached
telnet 11211
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
  1. Then, input stats command to list all configuration of Memcached

More details please refer to docs: Memcached Commands

Commandline Arguments

If you want to configure Memcached Server, you should configure Commandline Arguments by like below steps:

  1. Use SFTP to connect Server and edit /data/db/memcached/docker-compose.yml file, add more items for command parameter

    version: '3.8'
    image: memcached:${APP_VERSION}
    container_name: ${APP_CONTAINER_NAME}
    restart: always
    - '-m 800'
  2. Recreate containers

    cd /data/db/memcached
    sudo docker-compose up -d