Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a website as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a user accesses some page, the script connects to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the website visitor. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with Internet sites that show identical content at all times, such actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn decreases the Internet site loading time. The module could be really helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud hosting package that we provide because it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is quite flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. It's also possible to decide if all sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all websites 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 any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you will be able to employ it regardless of the package you choose. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ several releases of PHP at the same time, you will be able to modify the software environment for each and every Internet site you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this particular Internet site will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.