Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a user opens a web page, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the guest. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with sites that display the same content all of the time, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently decreases the website loading time. The module can be really useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You'll be able to use APC for your web apps with any of the website hosting packages that we provide as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and several 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 based on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each site can use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specified sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server plans because it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you would like to use this module, you can enable it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional in a couple of minutes. As you may need to use other web accelerators for selected sites, our outstanding platform will allow you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based website can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you'll be able to run websites with various requirements in the exact same account.