APC 3.1.4 does not work with files in PHAR archives.
phar:// stream wrappers including by require funcion are not cached.
Disclaimer: i do not guarantee it will work for you so you better use it at your own risk. It works for me.
* I am using # symbol for all shell commands
I am posting a quick step-by-step guide to install APC on servers (dedicated or VPS) with cpanel/whm working.
First login as a root to your server/vps and make a directory to work with this plugin,
now here we will first download the APC with following command
you can check for the latest version
now you can use gzip and tar separately or tar -xzvf to unzip this file
#tar -xzvf APC-3.0.14.tgz
now you will have a APC-3.0.14 folder.
now you have to make php configuration files by following command
after this use following three commands
# ./configure --enable-apc --enable-apc-mmap --with-apxs --with-php-config=/usr/bin/php-config
*if you do not know the php path then execute ( which php ) command it will display the path. on a typical cpanel vps it could be /usr/bin/php-config or /usr/local/bin/php-config but you better check it before executing the above command)
NOTE: if you are using suPHP then skip --with-apxs
*one more thing, if you use
command it shows 3 tests failed then do not worry, it showed at least to me but worked with the final steps.
the (make install) command will return the apc.so module path, note down that with you as you will have to feed it in the php.ini file in the next step.
check your php.ini location by
#php -i | grep php.ini
then open it with your favorite editor. mine was at
and go to the last line and paste the following
now there is a catch in it, if you have other modules installed and their extension directory is different than the one MAKE INSTALL showed for APC so you have to move your apc.so to that directory so that all modules are in the same directory. in my case my APC directory was
but i moved apc.so from this location to my other location where my other extensions.so files were.
you can check that path in php.ini sectiion of
extension_dir = ""
after this restart your apache, for different servers it may vary mine worked with
#service httpd restart
if everything works fine it will restart apache without showing any error. in case of any error, roll back your php.ini changes and restart apache and discuss your problem in some forum or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
now check the phpinfo() output in your browser and it will display APC version information etc. for command line you might do
php -i | grep apc
I hope it helps.