Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor opens some web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with websites that display 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 program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn decreases the site loading time. The module can be very helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single web hosting package that we offer because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is quite flexible, you'll be able to run websites with different system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for a single version 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 Internet sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are carried out with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the plan you pick. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. As you will be able to work with several versions of PHP at the same time, you will be able to modify the software environment for each and every website you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this specific Internet site will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.