How To Install memcached on Fedora 34

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install memcached on Fedora 34 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update memcached as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install memcached
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install memcached

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is memcached and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running Fedora 34. This guide was written specifically with a server running Fedora 34 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install memcached on Fedora 34. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install memcached on Fedora 34 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install memcached using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install memcached

Install memcached on Fedora 34 using yum

Because memcached is available in Fedora 34’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install memcached package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install memcached

How to upgrade (update) a single package memcached using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like memcached in this example you should use the following command:

yum update memcached

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade memcached

How to Upgrade memcached on Fedora 34 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update memcached

How To remove memcached from Fedora 34

To uninstall only the memcached package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove memcached

Extra info and code examples

Danga Interactive developed memcached to enhance the speed of, a site which was already doing 20 million+ dynamic page views per day for 1 million users with a bunch of webservers and a bunch of database servers. memcached dropped the database load to almost nothing, yielding faster page load times for users, better resource utilization, and faster access to the databases on a memcache miss. memcached optimizes specific high-load serving applications that are designed to take advantage of its versatile no-locking memory access system. Clients are available in several different programming languages, to suit the needs of the specific application. Traditionally this has been used in mod_perl apps to avoid storing large chunks of data in Apache memory, and to share this burden across several machines.


You now have a full guide on how to install memcached using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the memcached from Fedora 34.

See also:

How To Install memcached on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install memcached on Kali Linux

How To Install memcached on Debian 11

How To Install memcached on Fedora 34

How To Install memcached on CentOS 8

How To Install memcached on Ubuntu 22.04