Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a website as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a user opens some webpage, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the guest. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with Internet sites that display the exact same content all of the time, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn reduces the website loading time. The module can be quite efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud hosting plan that we offer as it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you can run Internet sites with different requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on the platform. In addition, you can decide if all sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you will be able to use it whatever the package you choose. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to employ different releases of PHP at once, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each and every Internet site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific site will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.