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eAccelerator binaries for PHP 5.x (windows builds)

For the Windows eAccelerator for php 5.3+ visit our new page at:eAccelerator binaries for PHP 5.3+.

Updated: eAccelerator download using latest code (0.9.5.3 with PHP 5.2.9).

Please find following the compiled binaries of eAccelerator for Windows using Microsoft VC++ 6. For PHP 4 versions: eAccelerator binaries for PHP 4.x.
If you need a version not offered here, let us know (post comment).

Install MySQL as a Service

First make sure MySQL is not running (with for example the command: C:\mysql\bin\mysqladmin -u root -ppassword shutdown).

Install mysqld server with the default service name MySQL: c:\mysql\bin\mysqld --install

As of 4.0.2, you can also add a service name, like: c:\mysql\bin\mysqld --install MySQL4026

As of MySQL 4.0.3, if a service name is given, you can also specific the location of the option file with:
c:\mysql\bin\mysqld --install MySQL4026--defaults-file=c:\mysql\my.ini

Setting up PHP as Fast CGI (FCGI) under Apache

1) Download the Apache mod_fcgi module: http://fastcgi.coremail.cn/

2) Configuration in your Apache httpd.conf:
a) LoadModule fcgid_module modules/mod_fcgid.so

b.1) <Directory "C:/Apache2/htdocs/php/">
    SetHandler fcgid-script
    Options execCGI

Apache Better Log Rotation mod_log_rotate

Important: The Apache provided tool rotatelogs.exe is to buggy to use "for real", see: Apache Rotatelogs.exe for Windows Server

APC binaries for PHP 5.x (windows builds)

Updated: APC download using latest code (3.0.12p2).

eAccelerator binaries for PHP 5.3+ (windows builds) Part 2

For the Windows eAccelerator for php 5.x (pre PHP 5.3) visit :eAccelerator binaries for PHP 5.x (pre 5.3).

eAccelerator download using latest code (0.9.6.1 with PHP 5.3.3).

Xcache a new PHP accelerator ? (updated version 1.0.2)

It looks like the author of Xcache grew frustrated with the current offering of PHP accelerators and decided to build a simple stable PHP accelerator. For example, eAccelerator works perfectly on multiple servers here but on others it crashes multiple times a day. I'm still investigating this: eAccelerator crash