Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a user opens some page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with Internet sites which show the same content at all times, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which in turn reduces the site loading time. The module can be pretty useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the website hosting plan that you pick when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it will boost your sites as it will start caching their code. If you wish to run sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular Internet site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating this framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any previous experience, you'll be able to use it to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP versions 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 in general, you can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.