This week a colleague needed to work from home to finish up some code for our new internal site launch next week. Unfortunately, since we develop on Linux at work, and he uses windows at home, this wasn't such a smooth process of getting the files to render correctly on the Windows platform. He was using Xampp which doesn't come pre configured with quite a few components we use to keep our site running fast and stable. One of these programs was Memcache; a distributed memory object caching system. Below I will show you the steps I took to get Memcache working on windows with the latest version of Xampp (1.7.4 at the time of writing).