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Executing a pecl search apc returns the following:

Package Stable/(Latest) Local
APC     3.1.14 (beta)         Alternative PHP Cache

And according to here: http://pecl.php.net/package/APC 3.1.14 is still beta. So, should I go ahead and install that version, or stick to the latest stable version?

Edit:

Actually is going to go live, the server, in a day or less

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If it actually works, then use it. But I can tell you from several years of experience that APC is one of the most buggy pieces of software I have ever seen; it was responsible for nearly constant php-fpm crashes over several supposedly "stable" versions, and these crashes haven't been fixed. I finally had to switch to eAccelerator. –  Michael Hampton Jan 21 '13 at 22:15
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If you use 3.1.14 in your development environment and everything is working as expected, I would use the same versions in your production environment. This result in the best possibility to prevent unforeseen errors.

If you are planning on using a stable (or any other different) version in your production environment: first test it in your development environment!

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