Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a visitor opens some web page, the script links to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the guest. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with Internet sites which display the same content at all times, such actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which consequently decreases the site loading time. The module can be extremely helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the web hosting plan that you select when you join us. The module can be activated through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites since it'll begin caching their program code. In case you would like to run Internet sites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain website 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 that is run on your new semi-dedicated server as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for certain sites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to pick what version will be used for this particular site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the ones for the account, so you could take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you may employ some other kind of web accelerator.