Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could boost such a website as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a website visitor accesses a page, the script hooks up to a database 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, that is the case with sites which display identical content at all times, such actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module could be extremely efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and a few minutes later it will begin caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is quite flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you could activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and set the version that each website will use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specified sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use APC for every script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module just for certain websites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to choose what release will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you can take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you may use a different type of web accelerator.