Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can speed up such a site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a user opens a page, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with Internet sites that display identical content all the time, these actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn reduces the site loading time. The module could be pretty efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the cloud hosting package that you choose when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll boost your sites since it will begin caching their code. In case you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server plans because it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you would like to use this module, you will be able to enable it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional in a couple of minutes. As you may need to use some 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 releases of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based site could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do that is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you can run websites with different requirements inside the exact same account.