v1.0.0 2013-09-21 05:15 UTC


The Alternative PHP Cache (APC) is a free and open opcode cache for PHP. Its goal is to provide a free, open, and robust framework for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code. This class is in simple form, an Abstraction to the APC Library.


Add a composer.json file to your project:

  "require": {
      "rcastera/apc": "v1.0.0"

Then provided you have composer installed, you can run the following command:

$ composer.phar install

That will fetch the library and its dependencies inside your vendor folder. Then you can add the following to your .php files in order to use the library

require 'vendor/autoload.php';

Then you need to use the relevant class, for example:

use rcastera\Apc\ApcCache;


require 'vendor/autoload.php';

use rcastera\Apc\ApcCache;

// Create a new object with properties to store in cache.
$object = new stdClass;
$object->name = 'Richard';
$object->age = 30;

// Store the object in cache.
ApcCache::store('rich', $object, 3600);

// Now check if it exists and fetch it.
if (ApcCache::exists('rich')) {
    $person = ApcCache::fetch('rich');

// Output the name property value.
echo $person->name;

// Delete this specific key in cache.

// Delete all cache.


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  2. Create a branch (git checkout -b my_branch)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am "Added something")
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my_branch)
  5. Create an [Issue][1] with a link to your branch
  6. Enjoy a refreshing Coke and wait