Building for Windows



Building WinCache extension will require:

  1. PHP source code
  2. PHP build environment
  3. WinCache source code

For completing first two steps, follow the step-by-step guide for how to » build PHP on Windows.

For getting the WinCache source code follow the instructions described in Downloading PECL extensions.

Compiling and building

The following steps describe how to compile and build WinCache on Windows OS:

  1. Open a command prompt which is used to build PHP

  2. Go to the root folder where PHP sources are present

  3. Run the command:

    cscript.exe win32\build\buildconf.js
  4. Run the command:

    configure.bat --help

    The output will contain a new flag --enable-wincache.

  5. Run the command:

    configure.js [all options used to build PHP] --enable-wincache

    --enable-wincache is the only extra option which is required to ensure that WinCache extension gets built properly. This option will build WinCache and will statically link it with PHP dll. To build WinCache extension as a stand-alone DLL use the option --enable-wincache=shared.

  6. Run the command:


Verifying the build

The following steps describe how to verify that WinCache has been built correctly:

  1. Go to the folder where the PHP binaries are built

  2. Run the command:

    php.exe -n -d extension=php_wincache.dll -re wincache

    If WinCache has been built properly, the output of this command will list the INI directives and functions supported by WinCache.