Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and can speed up such an Internet site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a visitor opens some webpage, the script links to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the site visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with websites that display the very same content all of the time, such actions trigger needless 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 have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn decreases the site loading time. The module can be extremely useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC for your web applications with all of the shared web hosting packages that we provide since it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each site will use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specified websites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating the framework is done with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you can use it to quicken your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you could 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 instance, while another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.