Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a website as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a visitor opens a webpage, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites which display the exact same content at all times, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, which consequently lowers the Internet site loading time. The module could be really effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your applications regardless of the cloud hosting solution that you select when you join us. The module can be activated from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will boost your Internet sites as it will begin caching their program code. In case you want to run websites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you will be able to use it in order to quicken your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.