Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a website up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a website visitor opens a web page, the script links to a database to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with websites that show the very same content all of the time, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already 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 doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently reduces the website loading time. The module can be very useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

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 applications irrespective of the cloud hosting plan that you pick when you sign up. The module can be activated from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll speed up your sites because it'll begin caching their program code. In case you wish to run sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is done with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you'll be able to use it in order to speed up your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one can use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.