Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will boost such an Internet site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a website visitor opens a web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the guest. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites which display the same content all the time, such actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn lowers the Internet site loading time. The module could be very efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You can use APC with every single website hosting plan that we offer as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you can run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases that run on our platform. In addition, you can select if all sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. 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 installed on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you will be able to employ it regardless of the package you pick. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to use different versions of PHP simultaneously, you could customize the software environment for every single website which you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this website will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run different scripts and use various web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.