Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and can speed up such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a website visitor accesses some web page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the website visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with sites that display the same content all the time, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently minimizes the website loading time. The module could be really helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you pick when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will speed up your sites as it will begin caching their program code. If you need to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular Internet site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific 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 full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server packages and activating the framework is performed with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you could use it in order to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or several 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 could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.