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A Docker Image for Memcached
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Memcached Dockerfile

A Dockerfile that produces a Docker Image for Memcached.

Memcached version

The master branch currently hosts Memcached 1.4.

Different versions of Memcached are located at the github repo branches.


Build the image

To create the image frodenas/memcached, execute the following command on the docker-memcached folder:

$ docker build -t frodenas/memcached .

Run the image

To run the image and bind to host port 11211:

$ docker run -d --name memcached -p 11211:11211 frodenas/memcached

The first time you run your container, a new user memcached with all privileges will be created with a random password.
To get the password, check the logs of the container by running:

docker logs <CONTAINER_ID>

You will see an output like the following:

Memcached User: "memcached"
Memcached Password: "VyUXlHIlOG2gSEjX"


If you want to preset credentials instead of a random generated ones, you can set the following environment variables:

  • MEMCACHED_USERNAME to set a specific username
  • MEMCACHED_PASSWORD to set a specific password

On this example we will preset our custom username and password:

$ docker run -d \
    --name memcached \
    -p 11211:11211 \
    -e MEMCACHED_USERNAME=myusername \
    -e MEMCACHED_PASSWORD=mypassword \

Extra arguments

When you run the container, it will start the Memcached without any arguments. If you want to pass any arguments,
just add them to the run command:

$ docker run -d ---name memcached -p 11211:11211 frodenas/memcached -m 128


Copyright (c) 2014 Ferran Rodenas. See LICENSE for details.

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