Based on this blog:
I attempted to install APC on my code monster account. Instead of compiling an entirely new php as suggested by the blogs, I followed the dreamhost wiki's custom php.ini setup as cgi, and I switched on fastcgi as well.
It all went well, and I installed the APC extension in a custom dir (I had to change the makefile) as the usr/php/bin directory is protected, and I could not isntall there.
When I add the extension="apc.so" the phpinfo does not recognize, so it is not installed.
Has anybody attempted such a setup, and were they successful?
It seems that compiling my own php will be unavoidable, but I consider that to be quite bold.
Please let me know, as I seem to be stuck.