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 will boost such a site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a user opens some page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with Internet sites that show the very same content all of the time, such 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 site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which consequently minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module can be very helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the shared website hosting packages that we provide as it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it will start caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you could activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and set the version that each website will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for particular sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use APC for every script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for certain Internet sites. This is possible on account of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to choose what version will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you can take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you could take advantage of a different kind of web accelerator.