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 efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user accesses some webpage, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with sites that display identical content all the time, such actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn decreases the website loading time. The module can be quite effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud website hosting plan that we offer because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you can run sites with different requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you'll be able to use it whatever the plan you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ different versions of PHP concurrently, you could modify the software environment for each and every site you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this particular site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run different scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.