Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a user opens a page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites which display the very same content all of the time, such actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn minimizes the site loading time. The module could be very efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC for your web apps with any of the shared hosting packages that we provide since it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it will start caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you could activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each Internet site can use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specific Internet sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.

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 made, so you will be able to employ it irrespective of the package you pick. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience in order to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each site which you host in the account if necessary. 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 Internet site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and use various web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.