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 effective for scripts with large source code and will boost such a site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a user opens a webpage, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with sites that display the exact same content all of the time, these actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn decreases the website loading time. The module could be very helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your web applications whatever the website hosting plan that you select when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your sites because it will start caching their program code. If you wish to run sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular Internet site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any prior experience, you'll be able to use it to speed up your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility with regards to 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 versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one website can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.