Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will boost such an Internet site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a visitor opens some page, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with sites that display the very same content at all times, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently reduces the site loading time. The module could be quite useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud web hosting package that we provide because it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is quite flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on our platform. It's also possible to select if all websites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to employ it whatever the package you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ different versions of PHP at the same time, you will be able to customize the software environment for each website that you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific site will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.