Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a user opens a page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with websites which display the very same content all the time, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn minimizes the website loading time. The module could be rather effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the cloud hosting solution that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites as it will begin caching their program code. In case you would like to run sites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it regardless of the package you select. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to work with several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will be able to customize the software environment for every single website you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this website 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 employ various web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.