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 effective for scripts with large source code and can boost such a website as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a visitor opens some page, the script connects to a database in order to get 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, which is the case with websites which display the same content at all times, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently reduces the site loading time. The module could be quite effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the cloud hosting package that you select when you register. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites because it will begin caching their code. In case you wish to run Internet sites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC for each and every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for specific websites. This is possible as a result of the versatility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to pick what version will be used for this particular website and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for your account, so you can take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you may employ a different kind of web accelerator.