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 speed up such a website up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor opens some web page, the script connects to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with websites that show the exact same content all of the time, these actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn reduces the site loading time. The module could be really useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with each shared hosting plan that we offer as it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is quite flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. It's also possible to choose if all websites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it irrespective of the plan you choose. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience in order to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ different versions of PHP at the same time, you could modify the software environment for each Internet site which you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this specific website will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run different scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.