Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could boost such a website up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a website visitor accesses some page, the script links to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with websites that show the same content at all times, such actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently lowers the site loading time. The module could be rather effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud hosting plan that we provide because it is already set up 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 quite flexible, you can run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on our platform. You can also select if all sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated server plans and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no previous experience, you can use it to accelerate your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP releases, you will have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.