Install APC on Xampp

  • READ THIS BIT CAREFULLY AS THE WEBSITE ABOVE IS CONSTANTLY UPDATED. Look for a file that starts with “php_apc” and then something like “-3.1.10” (APC version) then “-5.3” (Your Xampp PHP version) then “-vc9” (unimportant) then “-x86” (32 bit pc) () .zip
  • At the time of writing if you were running xampp with php 5.3 then you would want this file http://downloads.php.net/pierre/php_apc-3.1.10-5.3-vc9-x86.zip
  • Download and unzip this file
  • Copy php_apc.dll to C:\xampp\php\ext
  • Open php.ini (C:\xampp\php\php.ini) and add extension=php_apc.dll

You also needed to change a couple of settings inside apache.

  • Go to the directory of installation\apache\conf
  • Open and edit httpd.conf in a text editor
  • Find all occurrences of
AllowOverride None

and change to

AllowOverride All
  • I think it appears 2 or 3 times on the configuration file.
  • Reset Apache

Should work for you as well.