Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a website visitor opens some page, the script connects to a database to get some content, 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 websites which display the exact same content all the time, such actions trigger unneeded 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 does not need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, that consequently lowers the site loading time. The module could be rather effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud hosting package that we offer because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is rather flexible, you will be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases that run on our platform. You can also choose if all sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you could use it to boost your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility with regards to 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 which are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one may use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.