Installing Memcached or LSMCD and PHP Memcached Extention

To use object cache, you can install Memcached, or LiteSpeed's version of Memcached, LSMCD. To work with Memcached or LSMCD memory cache daemon, you will also need to enable the php memcached extention. This wiki will explain how to install/verify Memcached or LSMCD daemon, and also how to install/verify PHP PECL Memcached extention for your environment.

Install Memory Cache Daemon Memcached or LSMCD

Install LiteSpeed Memcached

LSMCD is a high-performance, distributed caching system with file-backed shared memory. It's generic in nature, but was originally intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load. It is designed as a drop-in replacement for Memcached, however we also have a few features that Memcached does not: High Availability and persistence of data. High Availability means that if one or more of your servers goes down, your data can still be accessed and updated as though it was still up. Persistence of data means that there is no need for a database backend. Whatever you put in LSMCD stays in LSMCD unless you say otherwise.

To install LiteSpeed Memcached, please see Compiling/Installing LSMCD.

Install Memcached

for Centos7

yum install memcached -y

systemctl start memcached

systemctl enable memcached

Verify Memcached or LSMCD Daemon

telnet 127.0.0.1 11211

stats

Install PHP Extension Memcached

For Plesk Centos7:

PHP7.0/7.1/7.2

yum install -y make plesk-php70-devel plesk-php71-develgcc plesk-php72-devel glibc-devel libmemcached-devel zlib-devel

/opt/plesk/php/7.0/bin/pecl install memcached

/opt/plesk/php/7.1/bin/pecl install memcached

/opt/plesk/php/7.2/bin/pecl install memcached

echo "extension=memcached.so" > /opt/plesk/php/7.0/etc/php.d/memcached.ini

echo "extension=memcached.so" > /opt/plesk/php/7.1/etc/php.d/memcached.ini

echo "extension=memcached.so" > /opt/plesk/php/7.2/etc/php.d/memcached.ini

plesk bin php_handler --reread

And then graceful restart LSWS.

PHP5.6

yum install -y make plesk-php56-devel gcc glibc-devel libmemcached-devel zlib-devel

/opt/plesk/php/5.6/bin/pecl install memcached-2.2.0

echo "extension=memcached.so" > /opt/plesk/php/5.6/etc/php.d/memcached.ini

plesk bin php_handler --reread

And then graceful restart LSWS.

For Native LSWS Environment

yum install lsphp56-pecl-memcached lsphp70-pecl-memcached lsphp71-pecl-memcached lsphp72-pecl-memcached

And then graceful restart LSWS.

For cPanel:

PHP7.0/7.1/7.2

yum install -y libmemcached-devel

/opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/usr/bin/pecl install memcached
/opt/cpanel/ea-php71/root/usr/bin/pecl install memcached
/opt/cpanel/ea-php72/root/usr/bin/pecl install memcached

echo "extension=memcached.so" > /opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/etc/php.d/20-memcached.ini
echo "extension=memcached.so" > /opt/cpanel/ea-php71/root/etc/php.d/20-memcached.ini
echo "extension=memcached.so" > /opt/cpanel/ea-php72/root/etc/php.d/20-memcached.ini

And then graceful restart LSWS.

PHP5.6

yum install -y libmemcached-devel

/opt/cpanel/ea-php56/root/usr/bin/pecl install memcached-2.2.0

echo "extension=memcached.so" > /opt/cpanel/ea-php56/root/etc/php.d/20-memcached.ini

And then graceful restart LSWS.

Troubleshooting:

If installation returns error messages:

checking for libmemcached location... configure: error: memcached support requires libmemcached. Use --with-libmemcached-dir=<DIR> to specify the prefix where libmemcached headers and library are located
ERROR: `/root/tmp/pear/memcached/configure --with-php-config=/opt/cpanel/ea-php71/root/usr/bin/php-config --with-libmemcached-dir=no' failed

Please install libmemcached and the memcached extension by compiling from source code (replace php71 with your php version):

wget https://launchpad.net/libmemcached/1.0/1.0.18/+download/libmemcached-1.0.18.tar.gz
tar zxvf libmemcached-1.0.18.tar.gz
cd libmemcached-1.0.18
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/libmemcached
# if above failed with error related to SASL , please run "yum install cyrus-sasl*" and run: (without #)
# ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/libmemcached  --enable-sasl
make
make install

wget http://pecl.php.net/get/memcached-3.0.4.tgz
tar zxvf memcached-3.0.4.tgz
cd memcached-3.0.4
/opt/cpanel/ea-php71/root/usr/bin/phpize
./configure --with-php-config=/opt/cpanel/ea-php71/root/usr/bin/php-config --with-libmemcached-dir=/usr/local/libmemcached --disable-memcached-sasl
# if above failed with error related to SASL , please run "yum install cyrus-sasl*" and run: (without #)
# ./configure --with-php-config=/opt/cpanel/ea-php71/root/usr/bin/php-config --with-libmemcached-dir=/usr/local/libmemcached --enable-memcached-sasl
make
make install
echo "memcached.so" > /opt/cpanel/ea-php71/root/etc/php.ini

And then graceful restart LSWS.

If you have further issues installing the extension on cPanel, please contact cPanel support.

Verify PHP memcached extension

Create a php file in vhost directory, and access it.

<?php

phpinfo();

?>

Memcached should be shown:

 
litespeed_wiki/lsmcd/install-memcached.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/14 15:25 by qtwrk