Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a user accesses a web page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with sites which display identical 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 any 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, that consequently decreases the Internet site loading time. The module could be extremely effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared hosting package that we offer because it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run sites with different requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on our platform. You can also select if all Internet sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out 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 every single script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for specific websites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to pick what release will be used for this specific website and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for some scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of another type of web accelerator.