Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could boost such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a website visitor opens some webpage, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the guest. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites which 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 code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that in turn minimizes the site loading time. The module could be extremely efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC for your web apps with any of the shared hosting plans that we offer since it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and pick the version that each Internet site will use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific websites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you will be able to employ it whatever the plan you get. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience in order to take advantage of it. As you will be able to work with different releases of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each and every Internet site you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this Internet site will use and whether 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 employ various web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.