Error: memcached is not running

What's Causing This Error

The error message 'memcached is not running' indicates that the Memcached service on your system is currently not running. This can happen due to a few reasons, such as:

  1. The Memcached service was never started, to begin with.
  2. The Memcached service crashed or was terminated unexpectedly.
  3. The system was restarted or shut down, which caused the Memcached service to stop running.

Memcached is a popular caching solution used by many applications, so it's essential to ensure that the service is always running to avoid performance issues and errors.

Solution - Here's How To Resolve It

To resolve the 'memcached is not running' error, you can try the following solutions:

  1. Start the Memcached service: If the service is not running, you can start it by running the appropriate command for your operating system. For example, on Linux systems, you can use the command systemctl start memcached to start the service.

  2. Restart the Memcached service: If the service crashed or was terminated unexpectedly, you can try restarting the service. You can use the appropriate command for your system, such as systemctl restart memcached on Linux.

  3. Check the Memcached logs: Checking the Memcached logs can help you identify why the service stopped running in the first place. You can find the logs in the default location specified by your operating system.

  4. Ensure that Memcached starts automatically: Configure Memcached to start automatically when the system boots up to avoid having to manually start the service after each reboot.

By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the 'memcached is not running' error and get Memcached up and running again.

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