Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a user opens a page, the script connects to a database to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the website visitor. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with websites which display the exact same content all the time, these actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn decreases the site loading time. The module can be extremely effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared website hosting plan that you choose when you join us. The module can be activated from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will boost your websites since it will start caching their code. In case you would like to run sites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific Internet site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use APC for each script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated server because the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for certain websites. This is possible as a result of the versatility of our cloud platform - multiple versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to select what version will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for your account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may take advantage of another type of web accelerator.