Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a user accesses some page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the site visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with sites which display the exact same content all the time, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, which consequently minimizes the site loading time. The module can be quite effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer as it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you could use it irrespective of the plan you select. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to work with several versions of PHP simultaneously, you could modify the software environment for each and every site that you host in the account if necessary. 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 whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.