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 will accelerate such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a visitor accesses a page, the script links to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with websites that display the same content at all times, such actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that in turn decreases the website loading time. The module could be very effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC for your web applications with any of the shared web hosting plans that we offer since it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and a few minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you can activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and set the version that each Internet site will use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specific sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating this framework is done with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no previous experience, you can use it in order to speed up your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one can use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.