Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which 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 site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a user accesses some page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the guest. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites which display identical content at all times, such actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn decreases the website loading time. The module could be rather effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC for your web applications with all of the shared web hosting packages that we provide as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and a few minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you can activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and choose the version that each site can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specific sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you could use it to speed up your websites. As the cloud 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 employ. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that 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 should be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one can use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.