Feb 13 update! Zend Optimizer+ is now officially open source so these instructions to manually install the binary are no longer needed! Go here instead: https://github.com/zend-dev/ZendOptimizerPlus/
I’ve also written a control panel for it which you can find here:
With Zend supposedly open-sourcing their Optimizer+ opcode cache for PHP, likely replacing APC, I want to preview what I might be dealing with and any limitations/advantages.
However I did not want to install a bunch of unknown zend stuff into php slowing it down or causing conflicts, I only wanted the bare minimum and know exactly what I am installing.
Turns out it’s rather easy once you know what to look for.