Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a website as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor opens some web page, the script links to a database to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with sites which display the very same content all of the time, these actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled continuously, which consequently lowers the Internet site loading time. The module can be very helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the cloud website hosting plans that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations depending on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and choose the version that each site will use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific websites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC for each and every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account requires a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module just for certain websites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to select what version will be used for this particular website and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you could take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may employ some other type of web accelerator.