Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can boost such a website as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a user accesses some web page, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with Internet sites which display identical content at all times, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently decreases the website loading time. The module could be quite helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

APC is provided with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer and you can activate it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you will experience the quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we provide several versions of PHP that could also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP in the very same account. Our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a specific site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.

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 created, so you will be able to use it whatever the package you choose. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to use several versions of PHP simultaneously, you could modify the software environment for each and every website that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific Internet site will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and employ various web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.