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 efficient for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a website up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor opens a web page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with sites that show the very same content all the time, such actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled continuously, that in turn reduces the site loading time. The module could be really efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the cloud website hosting packages that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is quite flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each Internet site will use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specified websites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you will be able to use it regardless of the package you select. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to use different versions of PHP at the same time, you will be able to modify the software environment for each site which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this particular Internet site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and employ various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.