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Verifying The Presence Of Required PHP Libraries On Your Dedicated Server

In the previous lesson, you have learned about getting yourself to know whether the Memcached service on your server is installed and listening to Port 11211.

Now this lesson is on checking the presence of the required PHP libraries needed to make Memcached work for you.

You can verify the installation from SSH. Another important thing is to make sure to use the same version of PHP as the website you want to use Memcached on.

On a dedicated server having WHM/cPanel with PHP version 7.3, the following command is used with the output as shown:

[root@server[~]: ea-php73 -i | grep "memcached" /opt/cpanel/ea-php73/root/etc/php.d/memcached.ini,
memcached support => enabled

Verifying Memcached service & PHP libraries are working

From the command line, telnet to the Memcached service.

[root@server ~]# telnet localhost 11211

This output will be returned, and you will be connected to the Memcached service.

Trying ::1...
telnet: connect to address ::1: Connection refused
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.

Enter the command stats. A full page of output will appear, but towards the middle, look for the lines STAT bytes_read and STAT bytes_written.

STAT pid 6374
STAT uptime 37567
STAT bytes_read 3733268975
STAT bytes_written 6526192728
STAT limit_maxbytes 1073741824

When you see a big amount of data is read and written, that means Memcached is working.

Entering the command stats again is going to show changes to these values.

And when you are seeing a very tiny amount of data read and written, or the values of 0, that means Memcached is not functioning good.

STAT pid 30601
STAT uptime 603941
STAT bytes_read 7
STAT bytes_written 0
STAT limit_maxbytes 1073741824

Use quit to return to a standard prompt.

Connection closed by foreign host.
[root@server ~]#

So that is how you can know that the caching is working as expected.