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 site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a visitor accesses some web page, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites which show the very same content all of the time, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn reduces the site loading time. The module could be really effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud hosting plan that we offer as it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is extremely flexible, you can run Internet sites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. It's also possible to select if all sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you will be able to employ it irrespective of the plan you get. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to employ several versions of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to customize the software environment for every single website you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this particular Internet site will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and use various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.