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 efficient for scripts with large source code and can boost such a site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a visitor accesses some webpage, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the website visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with websites that show the same content all the time, these actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn lowers the Internet site loading time. The module can be rather efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud hosting package that we provide as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is extremely flexible, you can run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. You may also select if all sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are done without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any previous experience, you could use it in order to accelerate your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. In this way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.