memcached.exe is an executable file for the Memcached caching system commonly used in Windows environments. By default, when you install Memcached on Windows using the official installer, the
memcached.exe file will be installed in the
C:\Program Files\Memcached directory.
If you haven't installed Memcached yet or need to reinstall it, you can download the latest version of Memcached for Windows from the official website https://memcached.org/downloads. After you download the installer package, run the executable file and follow the installation wizard to complete the installation process. Once it's installed, you'll find the
memcached.exe file in the installation directory mentioned above.
It's worth noting that the
memcached.exe file is just one component of the Memcached system. To use it, you'll also need to install a client library for your programming language of choice, such as
pylibmc for Python or
php-memcached for PHP. These libraries allow your application to communicate with the Memcached server and make use of its caching capabilities.
Here's an example of how to start the Memcached server on Windows using the
C:\Program Files\Memcached> memcached.exe -m 512
This command starts the Memcached server with 512 MB of memory allocated for caching data. You can customize the memory allocation based on your specific needs.
I hope this answers your question!
Dragonfly is fully compatible with the Redis ecosystem and requires no code changes to implement.