Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a website visitor opens some webpage, the script links to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with Internet sites which show the exact same content at all times, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn minimizes the site loading time. The module can be pretty efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the hosting package that you select when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it will boost your sites as it will start caching their program code. If you need to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use APC for each script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated server because the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for certain sites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to choose what release will be used for this particular site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the ones for the account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you can employ some other kind of web accelerator.