Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a website as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a visitor opens some web page, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with sites which display identical content all the time, these actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module can be pretty helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC with each shared website hosting plan that we provide since it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you can run Internet sites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions that run on our platform. It's also possible to select if all sites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected sites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are done with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you could employ it whatever the plan you choose. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ different releases of PHP at once, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each site you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this particular Internet site will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you can run different scripts and use different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.