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 efficient for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a website as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user accesses some page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites which show identical content all the time, such actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module could be very effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud website hosting package that we provide since it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases that run on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use APC for each script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module just for particular sites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you can select what release will be used for this particular website and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the ones for your account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you could employ a different kind of web accelerator.