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 effective for scripts with large source code and could boost such a website as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a website visitor opens some webpage, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the guest. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with Internet sites that display the same content all the time, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that in turn minimizes the site loading time. The module can be pretty helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single web hosting plan that we provide since it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is really flexible, you can run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases running on the platform. You can also decide if all sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for several 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

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you'll be able to use it irrespective of the plan you choose. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience in order to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ different versions of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each Internet site that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific site will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and use different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.