Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can boost such a site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a visitor opens a webpage, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites that display identical content at all times, these actions result in 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 doesn't need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently reduces the Internet site loading time. The module could be pretty helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud website hosting plan that we offer as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is extremely flexible, you can run websites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions that run on our platform. You may also decide if all websites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are done with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use APC for each 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 made. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module only for particular sites. This is possible due to the flexibility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to select what release will be used for this specific website and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you can take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you may take advantage of another kind of web accelerator.