Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a website as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a visitor accesses some web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the website visitor. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with websites that show the exact same content at all times, such actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that consequently reduces the website loading time. The module could be really efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting plan that we provide because it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you can run sites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases running on our platform. You may also decide if all websites using a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server packages and activating the framework is done with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you will be able to use it to accelerate your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside 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 has to be allowed or not. In this way, one website can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.