Happy new year all! Just a quick post about how to install Memcache in PHP on an Ubuntu or Debian server (I think it will apply to Redhat based servers, just substitute the apt-get for yum).
Log on to your server as root (either directly or using sudo su), then install the Memcache daemon through apt:
apt-get install memcached
Once installed you need to install the Memcache module into PHP. This is done through PECL which in turn is installed through PEAR. When they are both installed, you need to run the command:
pecl install memcache
This will install the memcache extension, and once done will tell you to add the the line “extension=memcache.so” into your php.ini file. I prefer keeping these in separate files (so that the php.ini file can be updated). The easy way to do this is:
echo "extension=memcache.so" > /etc/php5/conf.d/memcache.ini
And finally, reload Apache
If successful, Memcache will now appear in your phpinfo().