Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a website visitor accesses some web page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the site visitor. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with sites which display the very same content all of the time, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn decreases the site loading time. The module could be rather helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the website hosting package that you choose when you join us. The module can be activated through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites because it'll begin caching their code. In case you wish to run websites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use APC for each and every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server because the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires one click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for certain websites. This is possible as a result of the versatility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to select what version will be used for this particular site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you'll be able to take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may take advantage of another type of web accelerator.