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 effective for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a visitor accesses a webpage, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the guest. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with sites which show identical content all of the time, these actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that in turn lowers the Internet site loading time. The module can be really useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the cloud hosting solution that you pick when you sign up. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites as it'll start caching their program code. If you want to run websites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server plans and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you could use it in order to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you only 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 can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one may use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.