Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and could boost such an Internet site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a website visitor accesses a web page, the script links to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the site visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with Internet sites that show the same content at all times, such actions trigger unnecessary 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 need to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently decreases the Internet site loading time. The module can be rather effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you can use it for your applications irrespective of the shared hosting package that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll boost your websites because it will start caching their code. In case you would like to run websites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use APC for each and every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account requires one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module just for certain websites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to select what release will be used for this particular site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the ones for your account, so you could take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could use a different type of web accelerator.