Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could boost such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a visitor accesses a web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with sites that display identical content at all times, such actions trigger unnecessary 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 program code does not have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which in turn lowers the website loading time. The module could be rather effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can employ APC for your web applications with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we provide 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 several minutes later it will begin caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each Internet site can use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for particular websites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating the framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any previous experience, you'll be able to use it in order to boost your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.