Please note that this article is considered legacy documentation because Ubuntu 12.04 has reached its end-of-life support.
- These instructions are intended specifically for installing XCache, an open-source opcode cacher, on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server with Apache and PHP installed, and I’ll be logged in as non-root user. If you need more information then visit our tutorial on How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Step #1: The Installation
As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages:
sudo apt-get update
Then let’s install XCache and any required packages:
sudo apt-get install php5-xcache
Step #2: Verify the Extension is Available
Now verify that the extension is available by using the following command:
php -m | grep XCache
Your result should be:
Listing the PHP version should now include information about XCache as well:
PHP 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.18 with Suhosin-Patch (cli) (built: Apr 17 2015 15:11:25)
Copyright (c) 1997-2012 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2012 Zend Technologies
with XCache v1.3.2, Copyright (c) 2005-2011, by mOo