Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a user opens a page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites which display the same content all the time, such actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which consequently lowers the Internet site loading time. The module can be quite efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC for your web apps with all of the cloud website hosting plans that we provide since it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared plans and several minutes later it'll start caching the code of your applications. Our platform is quite flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you could activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each website will use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specified Internet sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you'll be able to employ it whatever the package you pick. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience in order to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to use different versions of PHP concurrently, you will be able to customize the software environment for every single Internet site that you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this specific website will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and use various web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.