Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a website visitor opens a webpage, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites which display identical content at all times, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn reduces the Internet site loading time. The module can be rather useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the cloud hosting solution that you choose when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will boost your sites as it'll start caching their code. In case you would like to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular Internet site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server plans as it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you want to use this module, you will be able to enable it with just a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional in a few minutes. Since you may need to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our advanced platform will enable you to customize the software environment in your account. You will be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based site could work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website could work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you could run Internet sites with different requirements inside the very same account.