Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a website as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a user accesses a page, the script connects to a database in order to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the guest. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with websites which display the exact same content all the time, these actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that in turn decreases the Internet site loading time. The module could be pretty useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud hosting plan that we offer because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for one version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases that run on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are done without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you will be able to employ it whatever the plan you pick. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ different releases of PHP simultaneously, you will be able to modify the software environment for every single website which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this website will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.