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 could speed up such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a user accesses some page, the script connects to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with Internet sites which show the very same 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 an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently decreases the Internet site loading time. The module could be very useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your web applications whatever the cloud hosting solution that you select when you join us. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your websites as it will start caching their code. If you need to run Internet sites with various system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, 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 specific version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC for each script application that 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 whole account requires a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module only for specific websites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can choose what release will be used for this particular website and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for your account, so you could take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could use another type of web accelerator.