Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a visitor accesses some page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with sites which display identical content at all times, these actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which consequently reduces the site loading time. The module can be quite efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud hosting plan that we provide because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is really flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all Internet sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are done with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use APC for every single script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated server because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module only for certain sites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can choose what release will be used for this particular site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for your account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you could employ a different type of web accelerator.