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How to Install PHP OPcache on Amazon Linux 2

Mar 29, 2023 · 1 min read · Post a comment

If you want to significantly improve the performance of your PHP application, especially for applications that use a large number of PHP scripts or have a high volume of requests then you will have to install and tweak the PHP OPcache. It allows the PHP interpreter to quickly execute the script without having to recompile it every time it is requested. Let’s install PHP OPcache on Amazon Linux 2.


  • Amazon Linux 2
  • sudo privileges
  • PHP installed

Install PHP OPcache on Amazon Linux 2

Step 1. Enable the desired PHP version.

sudo amazon-linux-extras enable php{version}

For example:

sudo amazon-linux-extras enable php7.4

Step 2. Install php-opcache.

sudo yum clean metadata
sudo yum install php php-opcache

Step 3. Restart your web server service.

sudo systemctl restart nginx
sudo systemctl restart php-fpm

Step 4. Create the phpinfo file.

echo "<?php phpinfo(); ?>" > /var/www/html/info.php

Step 5. Verify the installation.



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