Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and can boost such a website up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a user opens a web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with sites that display identical content at all times, such actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn minimizes the site loading time. The module could be rather helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

APC is available with each and every hosting package that we offer and you can activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web apps. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you will notice the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we provide different releases of PHP that could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP within the same account. Our high tech cloud web hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use a different web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a selected site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use APC for every single script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes one click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module just for certain Internet sites. This is possible due to the flexibility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can pick what version will be used for this particular site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the ones for the account, so you'll be able to take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you could take advantage of a different type of web accelerator.