Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a website up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a website visitor accesses some webpage, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites that show the exact same content all the time, such actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn lowers the site loading time. The module can be quite effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

You can use APC with each and every hosting plan that we offer because it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is rather flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on the platform. You can also decide 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 hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you could use it irrespective of the package you pick. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to use different releases of PHP at the same time, you could customize the software environment for each Internet site you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this specific site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.