eAccelerator is a free open-source PHP accelerator & optimizer. It increases the performance of PHP scripts by caching them in their compiled state, so that the overhead of compiling is almost completely eliminated. It also optimizes scripts to speed up their execution. eAccelerator typically reduces server load and increases the speed of your PHP code by 1-10 times.

eAccelerator stores compiled PHP scripts in shared memory and executes code directly from it. It creates locks only for a short time, while searching for a compiled PHP script in the cache, so one script can be executed simultaneously by several engines. Files that can’t fit in shared memory are cached on disk only.

The latest release,, features support for PHP 5.3 and also works with PHP 5.1 and 5.2.

1. Installation:

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get install php5-dev

Now  you  have to download and install eAccelerator from the eAccelerator website.

Now Install eAccelerator using the following commands:

cd /usr/src
wget http://bart.eaccelerator.net/source/
tar -xvfj eaccelerator-
cd eaccelerator-
make install

2. Integrate eAccelerator in PHP5:

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This guide will cover installing and updating Apache 2, MySQL 5 and PHP 5 on Debian Linux.

Step 1. To start with, its important to make sure apt-get is the latest version.

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

* This line will update your aptitude to the latest version information and then upgrade the applications on your computer.

Step 2. Next, lets install Apache2.

apt-get install apache2

* This will install and provide basic configuration for apache2.
*  The default web directory will is /var/www and the Apache 2 configuration can be found in /etc/apache2/.

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Webmin on Debian:
(latest version can be found here if a new version has come out http://www.webmin.com/download.html)

Run everything in root to avoid confusion

apt-get update

apt-get install wget perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libio-pty-perl libmd5-perl

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.441_all.deb

dpkg -i webmin_1.441_all.deb

rm -rvf /etc/rc*d/S*webmin*

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