Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will boost such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a website visitor accesses a web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the website visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites which show the very same content all of the time, such actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module could be pretty effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC for your web applications with all of the cloud web hosting packages that we provide as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and several minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your applications. Our platform is quite flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and set the version that each Internet site will use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific Internet sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use APC for every single script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for particular Internet sites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to pick what version will be used for this specific website and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for your account, so you'll be able to take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may use some other type of web accelerator.