Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and can speed up such a website up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a visitor accesses a web page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the guest. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with sites that show the same content all the time, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module could be pretty efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with every single shared hosting package that we offer because it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is quite flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. You can also choose if all Internet sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server packages and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you will be able to use it to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one website can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one may use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.