Setting up the APC Cache Driver

Problem

You want to speed up Laravel's cache.

You know by default Laravel uses the file cache driver. You want to use a speedier cache.

Solution

Use the APC cache driver.

Edit app/config/cache.php and change the driver to 'apc'.

    'driver' => 'apc',

That's it.

Discussion

Make sure APC is installed first.

See the Installing APC recipe for details.

You can use the apc.php script that comes with APC to monitor your cache. Usually, this file is placed in the /usr/share/doc/php5-apcu directory. Copy the file to your public folder, then bring up http://yourapp/apc.php to view the cache statistics.

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