Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a website up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a user opens a web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the site visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with Internet sites that display identical content all of the time, these actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn minimizes the website loading time. The module can be extremely effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is available with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer and you can activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web applications. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you will be able to take advantage of the quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we provide several versions of PHP that can also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so if you use an alternative web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a particular site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server plans and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you will be able to use it to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could use. 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 that are different from the ones for the account in general, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one can use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.