Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can boost such a site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a visitor opens some webpage, 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. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with sites which display the same content at all times, these actions trigger excessive 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 does not have to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which consequently lowers the Internet site loading time. The module can be quite efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud web hosting package that we provide because it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you can run Internet sites with various requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions that run on the platform. In addition, you can select if all Internet sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC with all our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is done with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you'll be able to use it in order to boost your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.