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 accelerate such a website as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a visitor accesses a webpage, the script links to a database to get some content, and 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 Internet sites that display the very same content all of the time, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which consequently minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module could be rather efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud web hosting package that we provide because 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. As our platform is quite flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on our platform. You may also choose if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected sites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are done without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use APC for each and every script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for specific websites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to select what version will be used for this particular website and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the ones for the account, so you could take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could employ some other type of web accelerator.