Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will boost such a website up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a user accesses some webpage, the script connects to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with sites that display the very same content at all times, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn reduces the website loading time. The module could be very efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud hosting package that we offer because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run websites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions that run on our platform. In addition, you can select if all Internet sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are done with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you could use it regardless of the package you select. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to take advantage of it. As you will be able to employ different versions of PHP at once, you will be able to customize the software environment for each Internet site you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this particular site will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run different scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.