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Memcached Deployment FAQ

What is Memcached?

Memcached is a general-purpose distributed memory caching system. It is often used to speed up dynamic database-driven websites by caching data and objects in RAM to reduce the number of times an external data source must be read.

Why use the Bitnami Memcached Stack?

The Bitnami Memcached Stack is always up-to-date and secure. The installation and configuration of the stack is automated completely, making it easy for everyone, including those who are not very technical, to get them up and running.

Bitnami Memcached Tutorials and documentation

How to open Memcached 11211 port using UFW Firewall?

           By default, the Bitnami Memcached port is configured to be accessible in Local host only. To open Memcached port to the open internet or only to specific IP addresses, please follow the below steps. 

1. Connect to the instance/node/machine through SSH using root user credentials.

Security Risk: Making this  memcached network port to the public internet is a significant security risk. It is strongly advised to open the memcached port to trusted IP addresses only.

2 (a) Execute the following command to open a port to the Internet:

      ufw allow 11211

2 (b) Execute the following command to Open a port to a specific IP address     

ufw allow from <IP Address> to any port 11211 proto tcp
Updated on July 3, 2019

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