Read the Memcached Documentation here.

Memcached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.

I have been exploring Memcached as a prospective cache for my project. It seems to be the panacea for all my caching problems. What is missing though is a detailed explanation or HowTo’s. I have been scouring the mailing list and the web for getting a detailed explanation on its working. I have aggregated all such information into a document which could be used by others like me in understanding Memcached.

I will be updating this document as and when I find something that would aid in understanding Memcahed better.

Read the Memcached Documentation here.