Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a user accesses a webpage, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the site visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites which show the exact same content at all times, such actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn lowers the site loading time. The module can be extremely effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your web applications irrespective of the cloud hosting plan that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll boost your websites since it will start caching their program code. If you want to run websites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating the framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you could use it in order to boost your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one website can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.