Setting up the APC Cache Driver


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.


Use the APC cache driver.

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

    'driver' => 'apc',

That’s it.


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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