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 will accelerate such a website as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user opens a webpage, the script links to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites that show the same content at all times, these actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn lowers the website loading time. The module could be very helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single shared web hosting package that we provide since it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you can run websites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for one version of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions that run on our platform. It's also possible to decide if all Internet sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC for each and every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module only for particular websites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to pick what release will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the ones for your account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you can use another type of web accelerator.