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 useful for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a visitor accesses some page, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with websites which show the same content at all times, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it each time 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, which in turn minimizes the website loading time. The module could be very efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is available with every single shared hosting plan that we offer and you could enable it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web apps. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you will notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we offer several releases of PHP which can also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our advanced cloud web hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use another web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a specific site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to employ it regardless of the plan you select. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ different releases of PHP at once, you will be able to modify the software environment for each and every Internet site you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this particular website will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you can run different scripts and employ various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.