How to Install XCache on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing XCache, an open-source opcode cacher, on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 14.04 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 14.04 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 similar to:

XCache
XCache Cacher
XCache Coverager
XCache Optimizer
XCache
XCache Cacher
XCache Coverager
XCache Optimizer

Listing the PHP version should now include information about XCache as well:

php -v

PHP 5.5.9-1ubuntu4.9 (cli) (built: Apr 17 2015 11:44:57)
Copyright (c) 1997-2014 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.5.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2014 Zend Technologies
with XCache v3.1.0, Copyright (c) 2005-2013, by mOo
with Zend OPcache v7.0.3, Copyright (c) 1999-2014, by Zend Technologies
with XCache Optimizer v3.1.0, Copyright (c) 2005-2013, by mOo
with XCache Cacher v3.1.0, Copyright (c) 2005-2013, by mOo
with XCache Coverager v3.1.0, Copyright (c) 2005-2013, by mOo

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