Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a visitor opens a page, the script connects to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the website visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites that show the same content all of the time, such actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn reduces the website loading time. The module can be extremely useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your applications irrespective of the website hosting solution that you choose when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will boost your Internet sites because it'll begin caching their code. In case you would like to run sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating this framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you could use it in order to accelerate your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. In this way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.