Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and can speed up such a website up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a user opens some webpage, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites which display the same content all the time, 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 a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn decreases the site loading time. The module could be very helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your applications whatever the website hosting package that you choose when you sign up. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will speed up your websites because it will begin caching their program code. In case you want to run websites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you'll be able to use it regardless of the package you get. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to use different releases of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each and every website you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this website will use and whether 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 employ various web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.