Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a website as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a visitor accesses a page, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with websites that show the exact same content all the time, such actions trigger needless 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 doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn reduces the website loading time. The module can be pretty useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the cloud web hosting plan that you select when you sign up. The module can be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll boost your websites because it'll start caching their code. If you want to run sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain Internet site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server plans and activating this framework is done with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack prior experience, you could use it to accelerate your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. This way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.