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This document describes how to set up the memcached server, with which you can achieve some speed optimization. For the configuration of BlueSpice, also read the paragraph "Activate Memcached" in the "Caching" article.

Tips for this Document

  • Please, read this manual completely and work through the single installation steps one after another. 
  • For editing the configuration files with a text editor, the files must be saved in UTF-8 coding without BOM (Byte Order Mark).



Install the memcached server in the package manager of your distribution.


Open the file that contains the memcached configuration (for example, /etc/memcached.con under Debian / Ubuntu).Locate the -m argument and increase the amount of memory available depending on the capabilities of your server:

-m 1024

Save and close the file, and restart memcached.

Check the Server

Verify that the memcached server is running:

netstat -tulpn | grep 11211

If you receive an output that is similar to this, memcached has started successfully:

 root@bluespice:/var/www/bluespice# netstat -tulpn | grep 11211
 tcp   0 0*     LISTEN      15163/memcached
 udp   0 0*                 15163/memcached


The use of Nick Pirocanac's MemCacheD Manager is highly recommended. This makes the configuration very simple.


An installed .NET Framework version 3.5 is required for the MemCacheD Manager.


Download the MemCacheD Manager from


During the installation you have hardly any setting possibilities, so you can "click" throuch the installation process without any changes.

Starting the MemCacheD Manager

Always start the MemCacheD Manager from the start menu as administrator (right click -> Run as administrator)!


  1. In MemCacheD Manager, click "Add Server"
  2. Enter the local IP "" under "Server Name" and click on "Apply"
  3. Click "Add Instance"
  4. Enter any desired name under "Instance Name" 
  5. Under Maximum Memory, increase the available memory depending on the capabilities of your server
  6. Click "Apply"
  7. Start the new created instance by clicking on "Yes"

The Memcached Server is now installed and configured.