Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and can speed up such a website up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user opens a webpage, the script links to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the site visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with Internet sites which show the exact same content at all times, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently lowers the Internet site loading time. The module could be really efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You'll be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the website hosting plans that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations depending on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each website can use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for particular websites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC with our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating the framework is done with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any prior experience, you could use it in order to speed up your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. In this way, one Internet site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.