Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can boost such an Internet site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a website visitor accesses some page, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the website visitor. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with sites that show identical content all of the time, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that consequently lowers the Internet site loading time. The module could be really efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

APC is provided with each cloud website hosting solution that we offer and you can enable it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you will be able to take advantage of the quicker loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we offer different versions of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our next generation cloud hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a specific site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you could use it irrespective of the package you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to work with several versions of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to customize the software environment for every single website which 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 website will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and use various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.