I’ve been enjoying using the keg homebrew-php by
josegonzalez in order to run the latest versions of PHP, like
PHP 5.4 on Mac running OS X 10.8 Snow Leopard.
I also like to use Ubuntu on some cloud web servers and have been noticing a huge improvement in performance when the
apc is installed / enabled.
Recently I learned that I can get this same performance boost on in my development environment on my mac by using
apc here too.
Just install it with homebrew:
brew install php54-apc
The module will be installed and enabled, and on my system it created a new config file called
ext-apc.ini in the directory
/usr/local/etc/php/5.4/conf.d and it has some great defaults:
[apc] extension="/usr/local/Cellar/php54-apc/3.1.10/apc.so" apc.enabled=1 apc.shm_segments=1 apc.shm_size=64M apc.ttl=7200 apc.user_ttl=7200 apc.num_files_hint=1024 apc.mmap_file_mask=/tmp/apc.XXXXXX apc.enable_cli=0
One key here is that
apc.shm_size needs to be set, and that it also needs to have the suffix
M or I guess you could use
K if you wanted a really small
shm_size but honestly
64M works pretty great.