Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could boost such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor opens some webpage, the script connects to a database in order to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the site visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with sites that display identical content at all times, such actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which in turn decreases the Internet site loading time. The module can be extremely effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the web hosting packages that we offer since it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the entire account and specify the version that each site will use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specific Internet sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use APC for each and every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for particular sites. This is possible because 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 can select what version will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you'll be able to take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you may employ another type of web accelerator.