Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a user accesses a web page, the script connects to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with Internet sites which show identical content at all times, these actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently reduces the Internet site loading time. The module can be really effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use APC for your web apps with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and a few minutes later it will begin caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations depending on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each site can use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specific websites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating this framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you'll be able to use it to speed up your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.