Thursday Aug 12 '10

I freaked out a little this morning when I noticed that a key resource I had bookmarked was missing from the web well almost!  Thanks to Google's cache I dug up the instructions originally posted on urbanmainframe.com on how to install APC (for displaying realtime upload progress details next to the field uploading a file in Drupal for example) on a Mediatemple account. Et voila: Installing APC on Media Temple Grid Server

1. Telnet or SSH onto your GS server

2. mkdir /home/#####/data/lib (where “#####” is your Media Temple account number)

3. mkdir /home/#####/data/lib/php

4. wget http://pecl.php.net/... (at the time of writing this is the latest stable version - adjust as necessary)

5. tar zxvf APC-3.0.19.tgz (again adjust as necessary)

6. cd APC-3.0.19

7. phpize5

8. ./configure --enable-apc --enable-apc-mmap --with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs --with-php-config=/usr/local/php-5.2.6-1/bin/php-config

9. make clean

10. make && cp modules/*.so /home/#####/data/lib/php

11. Finally add the following code to your php.ini file: extension_dir = /home/#####/data/lib/php/ extension = apc.so

That’s it. APC should now be installed and you should be able to measure a significant improvement in your PHP script performance.  

(Written by Qasim - Principal/Founder @ Design Guru)