Installing APC on Debian or Ubuntu is as simple as:

<**user@server>:/directory/$** sudo apt-get install php-apc

Now let us reboot the Apache process to enable our new cache:

<**user@server>:/directory/$** sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

APC should now be ready to run on your server.  Try running the following command to verify it is setup; you should get something in response like mine:

<**user@server>:/directory/$** php -r ‘phpinfo();’ | grep ‘apc’
apc MMAP File Mask => /tmp/apc.s5jA6w apc.cache_by_default => On => On apc.coredump_unmap => Off => Off apc.enable_cli => On => On apc.enabled => On => On

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Now lets move onto installing Memcached, which again is very simple:

<*user@server>:/directory/$* sudo apt-get install memcached*<*user@server>:/directory/$** /etc/init.d/memcached start

The PHP Memcached module can be installed through Apt-Get as well:

<**user@server>:/directory/$** sudo apt-get install php5-memcache

Now to configure PHP to use Memcached to store the session information we need to edit our /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini file and find the lines like the following:

session.save_handler = files ;session.save_path =

and change them so that they now look like this:

session.save_handler = memcache session.save_path = “tcp://localhost:11211?persistent=1&weight=1&timeout=1&retry_interval=15”

That just leaves us to restart the Apache2 process:

<**user@server>:/directory/$** /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

You are now up and running with Memcached PHP sessions and APC served PHP.