Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a user accesses a webpage, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with Internet sites which show the very same content at all times, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn decreases the site loading time. The module can be very useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can employ APC for your web apps with all of the web hosting packages that we provide since it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a click in the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared plans and several minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is very flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and choose the version that each website will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific websites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you will be able to use it whatever the plan you pick. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to use several releases of PHP at the same time, you could customize the software environment for every single Internet site which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this particular Internet site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and use various web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.