Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and could speed up such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a user accesses some webpage, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with websites which show the very same content all of the time, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously 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 need to be parsed and compiled continuously, which consequently minimizes the site loading time. The module can be quite effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the cloud hosting package that you pick when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites since it'll start caching their program code. If you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no previous experience, you will be able to use it to boost your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.