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 could accelerate such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a user accesses some page, the script links to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the guest. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with Internet sites which display the exact same content at all times, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn decreases the site loading time. The module could be extremely useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the cloud website hosting packages that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take only a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and several minutes later it will begin caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each site can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC for every script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated server because 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 one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module just for particular sites. This is possible because of the versatility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to pick what release will be used for this particular site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can employ a different kind of web accelerator.