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Memcached

Memcached is an in-memory key-value store for small chunks of arbitrary data (strings, objects) from results of database calls, API calls, or page rendering.

You can easily add it to your Lando app by adding an entry to the services top-level config in your Landofile.

Supported versions

Patch versions

Not officially supported!

While we allow users to specify patch versions for this service they are not officially supported so if you use one, YMMV.

To use a patch version, you can do something as shown below:

services:
  myservice:
    type: memcached:1.5.11

But make sure you use one of the available patch tags for the underlying image we are using.

Configuration

Here are the configuration options, set to the default values, for this service. If you are unsure about where this goes or what this means, we highly recommend scanning the services documentation to get a good handle on how the magicks work.

Also note that options, in addition to the build steps and overrides that are available to every service, are shown below:

services:
  myservice:
    type: memcached:1
    portforward: false
    mem: 64

Port forwarding

portforward will allow you to access this service externally by assigning a port directly on your host's localhost. Note that portforward can be set to either true or a specific port but we highly recommend you set it to true unless you have pretty good knowledge of how port assignment works or you have a very compelling reason for needing a locked down port.

portforward: true will prevent inevitable port collisions and provide greater reliability and stability across Lando apps. That said, one downside of portforward: true is that Docker will assign a different port every time you restart your application. You can read more about accessing services externally over here.

tl;dr

Recommended

services:
  myservice:
    type: memcached
    portforward: true

Not recommended

services:
  myservice:
    type: memcached
    portforward: 11211

Getting information

You can get connection and credential information about your memcached instance by running lando info. It may also be worth checking out our accessing services externally guide.