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 useful for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a website visitor accesses some webpage, the script connects 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 does not change however, which is the case with sites that show identical content at all times, these actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently lowers the Internet site loading time. The module can be quite useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud web hosting package that we offer since it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is rather flexible, you will be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on our platform. In addition, you can select if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use APC for each and every script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting 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 a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module only for specific websites. This is possible due to the versatility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to choose what release will be used for this specific site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of some other type of web accelerator.