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 could boost such a website up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a website visitor accesses some webpage, the script connects to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with websites that show the very same content at all times, such actions result in excessive 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 does not need to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently decreases the Internet site loading time. The module can be very useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single web hosting plan that we provide because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can activate APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions that run on the platform. In addition, you can decide if all Internet sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating this framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no previous experience, you could use it in order to boost your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. This way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.