Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. 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 opens a web page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with Internet sites which display the same content all the time, these actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently reduces the Internet site loading time. The module could be quite effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications regardless of the cloud hosting solution that you select when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will boost your websites as it will begin caching their program code. In case you want to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC for every script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for particular Internet sites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can pick what release will be used for this specific site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for your account, so you could take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can employ another kind of web accelerator.