Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a user accesses a page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites which display identical content at all times, these actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that in turn decreases the Internet site loading time. The module could be extremely efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

You can use APC with each and every hosting package that we offer because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you will be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on the platform. You can also decide if all sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you'll be able to employ it regardless of the package you get. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to be able to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to work with different releases of PHP at the same time, you will be able to customize the software environment for every single website you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this specific 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 could run different scripts and employ various web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.