Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a website as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a visitor accesses a page, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the site visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with sites that show the very same content all the time, such actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which consequently reduces the website loading time. The module can be pretty helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer 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 comes with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software 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 a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each site can use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specified sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server plans since it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you'd like to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with just a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our advanced platform will enable you to personalize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based site could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you'll be able to run websites with different requirements in the same account.