Django Memcached

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Using Memcached with Django

To use Memcached as a cache for your Django website
edit your Django’s file as described in the “Django’s cache framework” page of Django’s documentation. Add the following CACHE settings to

os.environ[‘MEMCACHE_SERVERS’] = ‘hostname:port’ os.environ[‘MEMCACHE_USERNAME’] = ‘username’
os.environ[‘MEMCACHE_PASSWORD’] = ‘password’


 'default': {
     'BACKEND': 'django.core.cache.backends.memcached.PyLibMCCache',
     'BINARY': True


  • In line 1, the value should be your bucket’s endpoint
  • In line 2, the value should be your bucket’s username
  • In line 3, the value should be your bucket’s password

Note: make sure you have django-pylibmc installed on your Django server by running the following command:

$ sudo pip install django-pylibmc

For more information on using Redis Labs’ products and services with Django please see the Howto page.