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 useful for scripts with large source code and could boost such a website up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a user accesses a webpage, the script links to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the site visitor. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with sites which show the same content all of the time, such 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 site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn lowers the site loading time. The module could be really useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with any of the cloud hosting plans that we offer since it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is very flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each site will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specified sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it irrespective of the package you pick. Activating the module is done through 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 work with different releases of PHP at once, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each and every website which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this specific Internet site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run different scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.