XCache

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XCache is a PHP opcode cacher. It improves performance for PHP applications by caching compiled PHP code in memory for later requests.

More information can be found on the website: http://xcache.lighttpd.net/

Availability

XCache is an on-demand available option to DreamHost PS users, on a per-domain basis, or can be setup for all domains to use it.

Configuring XCache

If you can view XCache through phpinfo(), then you can configure it through a custom PHP.ini file by using the following settings:

[xcache]
; ini only settings, all the values here is default unless explained

; select low level shm/allocator scheme implemenation
xcache.shm_scheme =        "mmap"
; to disable: xcache.size=0
; to enable : xcache.size=64M etc (any size > 0) and your system mmap allows
xcache.size  =                64M
; set to cpu count (cat /proc/cpuinfo |grep -c processor)
xcache.count =                 2
; just a hash hints, you can always store count(items) > slots
xcache.slots =                8k
; ttl of the cache item, 0=forever
xcache.ttl   =                 0
; interval of gc scanning expired items, 0=no scan, other values is in seconds
xcache.gc_interval =           0

; same as aboves but for variable cache
xcache.var_size  =            0M
xcache.var_count =             1
xcache.var_slots =            8K
; default ttl
xcache.var_ttl   =             0
xcache.var_maxttl   =          0
xcache.var_gc_interval =     300

xcache.test =                Off
; N/A for /dev/zero
xcache.readonly_protection = Off
; for *nix, xcache.mmap_path is a file path, not directory.
; Use something like "/tmp/xcache" if you want to turn on ReadonlyProtection
; 2 group of php won't share the same /tmp/xcache

; leave it blank(disabled) or "/tmp/phpcore/"
; make sure it's writable by php (without checking open_basedir)
xcache.coredump_directory =   ""

; per request settings
xcache.cacher =               On
xcache.stat   =               On
xcache.optimizer =           On

[xcache.coverager]
; per request settings
; enable coverage data collecting for xcache.coveragedump_directory and xcache_$
xcache.coverager =          Off

; ini only settings
; make sure it's readable (care open_basedir) by coverage viewer script
; requires xcache.coverager=On
xcache.coveragedump_directory = ""

It can be added after the Zend Optimizer settings.

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