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 effective for scripts with large source code and will boost such a website as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a website visitor accesses some webpage, the script connects to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with sites which show the exact same content at all times, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently minimizes the website loading time. The module could be extremely effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer because it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is rather flexible, you'll be able to run sites with various requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases that run on the platform. You may also choose if all Internet sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are done 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 plans and activating this framework is done with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any previous experience, you will be able to use it to accelerate your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one can use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.