Installing APC PHP Accelerator on Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra

PHP APC QuickStart for Mac

This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-step How-to Install PHP Accelerator APC module on Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra.

The PHP Accelerator APC is good to enhance Performances on strong Frameworks needing some Power like Symfony.

To Install it on Mac you do Not need to Recompile PHP but Only to Execute a Simple Procedure

If You Get in Stuck During Installation you will Find a Link 2 Detailed Troubleshooting Post at the Article Bottom.

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  1. How-to Install Homebrew for Mac OS X:

    HomeBrew Installation Guide
  2. Update Pear Channels:
    sudo pear update-channels

  3. Install Pcre:
    brew install pcre
  4. Install APC by Pecl:
    sudo pecl install apc

If you encounter a problem in Installation best to Update brew with:

brew update

Latest you should insert the following lines in you php.ini (Source):







//For Drupal upload progress.

apc.stat=7200 //2 hours

Remember to Set on php.ini the “extension_dir” with the Path to your newly installed!
If you do Not find where is located Search for “” in Finder…

If you Can’t Succeed with This then Try with MacPorts (Example) the module php5-apc by:

port install php5-apc


Mac APC Installation Troubleshooting

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