Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can speed up such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a website visitor accesses some webpage, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with sites that show identical content at all times, these actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program 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 continuously, which consequently lowers the Internet site loading time. The module can be extremely useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the shared website hosting package that you pick when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will speed up your sites as it'll start caching their program code. If you would like to run sites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the remaining 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 use APC for each script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module only for particular Internet sites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - multiple versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to select what release will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the ones for the account, so you'll be able to take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may employ some other kind of web accelerator.