Question: Does Memcached-top come by default with Memcached?


No, Memcached-top does not come by default with Memcached. Memcached-top is a third-party tool that is used to monitor and analyze the performance of Memcached servers. It provides real-time statistics about the usage of memory, network, and CPU resources of the Memcached instance.

To use Memcached-top, you need to install it separately on your system. The installation process varies depending on your operating system. For example, on Ubuntu, you can install it using the following command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libcache-memcached-perl

Once installed, you can run Memcached-top with the following command:


This will display a live dashboard showing the statistics of your Memcached server. You can use various options and filters to customize the output based on your requirements.

Overall, Memcached-top is a useful tool for monitoring and optimizing the performance of Memcached servers. It provides valuable insights into the behavior and usage patterns of your Memcached instance, which can help you identify and resolve performance issues quickly.

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