My notes here for future because it took 2 hours to get working on WHM/Centos while vanilla Ubuntu too 2 minutes….
Update: There is now a much easier way. Since writing this article, Memcached has become available in WHM via EasyApache4.
yum install memcached yum install libevent-devel #Download new libmemcached (cpanel Centos has 0.3xxx I got 1.0x #https://launchpad.net/libmemcached/1.0/1.0.18/+download/libmemcached-1.0.18.tar.gz ./configure make make install pecl install memcached #will now succeed #add to end of /usr/local/lib/php.ini : extension=memcached.so #To avoid Chkserv alerts though I found chkserv still wouldn't start memcached if it stopped #Add memcached to /etc/chkserv.d/chkservd.conf and create a file for it in /etc/chkserv.d echo "memcached: 1" >> /etc/chkserv.d/chkservd.conf echo "service [memcached] = x, x, x, / etc / init / restart memcached, memcached, memcached"> /etc/chkserv.d/memcached
#To avoid csf/lfd alerts of a suspicious process running, add the following to /etc/csf/csf.pignore