# Memcached - doesn't seem to be working

my local.xml

<session_save><![CDATA[files]]></session_save>
<cache>
<backend>memcached</backend>
<prefix>MAGE_</prefix>
<memcached>
<servers>
<server>
<host><![CDATA[127.0.0.1]]></host>
<port><![CDATA[11211]]></port>
<persistent><![CDATA[1]]></persistent>
</server>
</servers>
</memcached>
</cache>


/var/cache is still filling up

memachced is running

memcache 2685 0.0 0.3 351888 26152 ? Sl 08:07 0:19 /usr/bin/memcached -m 64 -p 11211 -u memcache -l 127.0.0.1


How do i know its working? I notice no speed increases.

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Memcache won't improve performance unless you had severe I/OWait issues to begin with. You'll see an improvement with artificial performance tests like Siege / MagePerfTest for concurrency, but otherwise, no discernable difference to overall page load time.

./var/cache will continue to fill up with cache tags (not cache data), see https://www.sonassi.com/knowledge-base/magento-kb/what-is-memcache-actually-caching-in-magento/

You can force caching without tags by setting the slow back end to memcache, see https://help.sonassihosting.com/secure-advanced-shared/using-memcache/

Just change the socket information to tcp/ip

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There are many possibilities to check if your server is working as expected. One solution is, that you use a control panel to see the plain stored data. This can also help You with debugging your future application.

http://livebookmark.net/journal/2008/05/21/memcachephp-stats-like-apcphp/

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Try to look memcache stats on server with command

echo stats | nc 127.0.0.1 11211

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How can I see from stats if memcache is actually caching something? –  Martinsos Nov 20 '14 at 21:40