Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and can speed up such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a website visitor opens a page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with Internet sites which display the very same content all of the time, these actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently lowers the site loading time. The module can be very useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud website hosting plan that we offer as it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is quite flexible, you'll be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on our platform. In addition, you can select if all Internet sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server solutions since it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you wish to use this module, you can activate it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational in a few minutes. As you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our leading-edge platform will permit you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based site could work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you can run sites with various requirements in the very same account.