Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could boost such a website as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a user opens some page, the script connects to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with Internet sites which show the exact same content all of the time, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, that in turn decreases the website loading time. The module can be rather helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can employ APC for your web applications with any of the shared hosting packages that we provide as it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and several minutes later it'll start caching the code of your apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you could activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each site will use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specified websites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating the framework is performed with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you'll be able to use it in order to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one could use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.