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How to Install APC on Linux Server?

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The Alternative PHP Cache (APC) is a free and open opcode cache for PHP. It’s goal is to provide a free, open, and robust framework for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code.

Download latest APC from pecl.

# cd /usr/local/src/
# wget http://pecl.php.net/get/APC

Extract the downloaded APC and compile it.

# tar -xvf APC
# cd APC-*
# phpize
# ./configure
# make && make install

Now, you will have to enable the extension in php.ini on your server. Below command will give you the exact server’s php.ini

# php -i | grep php.ini

Add “extension=apc.so” & restart apache.

To check if it is compiled properly, use command below OR create a phpinfo & check the output.

# php -i | grep apc

You can install APC on our VPS Hosting and Dedicated Servers.

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