Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and can boost such a website up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor accesses some page, the script links to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with websites that display the exact same content all of the time, such actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, which consequently minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module can be really effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the cloud website hosting package that you select when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll boost your websites because it'll start caching their program code. If you need to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the plan you get. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ different releases of PHP simultaneously, you could customize the software environment for every single Internet site you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a few 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 those for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.