Every time I install Memcache on cPanel I get a little bit stuck, so I wrote this quick guide in the hopes of helping myself next time and also helping other people who want the advantages of super fast caching.
Make the Sources Folder
First of all lets make a folder to put all our sources in
Compile and Install LibEvent
Memcache requires LibEvent. Go to their site and get the latest version.
cd ~/memcache wget http://www.monkey.org/~provos/libevent-1.4.9-stable.tar.gz tar xvfz libevent-1.4.9-stable.tar.gz cd libevent-1.4.9-stable ./configure; make; make install
Compile and Install Memcache
Now you can install Memcache. Again you should check their site for the latest version.
cd ~/memcache wget http://www.danga.com/memcached/dist/memcached-1.2.6.tar.gz tar xvfz memcached-1.2.6.tar.gz cd memcached-1.2.6 ./configure --with-lib-event=/usr/local/; make; make install
Try starting memcache.
If you get the following error then you may beed to register libevent:
error while loading shared libraries: libevent-1.4.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory then Register LibEvent
vi /etc/ld.so.conf.d/libevent-i386.conf --[paste]-- /usr/local/lib/ --[/paste]-- ldconfig
Installing PHP Memcache
Install the PHP Memcache extension. Check their site for the latest version.
cd ~/memcache wget http://pecl.php.net/get/memcache-3.0.3.tgz tar xvfz memcache-3.0.3.tgz cd memcache-3.0.3 phpize ./configure make make install vi /usr/local/lib/php.ini --[paste]-- extension=memcache.so --[/paste]-- service httpd restart
If you would like memcache to run as a service you may follow this post by Danny Bembibre: http://www.vbseo.com/blogs/danny-bembibre/daemon-scripts-memcached-44/