To start Memcached, you need to have it installed on your system. Once installed, you can start it with the following steps:
By default, this will start Memcached on port 11211 and with a cache size of 64MB.
You can also specify options when starting Memcached. For example, to start Memcached with a larger cache size of 128MB and on a different port, use the following command:
memcached -m 128 -p 11212
In this example,
-m specifies the cache size in megabytes, and
-p specifies the port number.
If you want to run Memcached as a background process, you can add the
-d option like this:
This will start Memcached in daemon mode.
Once Memcached is running, you can then connect to it using a Memcached client library from your programming language of choice.
That's it! You now know how to start Memcached on your system.