Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web 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 an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a visitor opens some webpage, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites that show the very same content at all times, these actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn decreases the Internet site loading time. The module could be extremely helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You can employ APC for your web apps with all of the website hosting plans that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it will begin caching the code of your apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each site can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for particular websites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.

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 click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any prior experience, you could use it to quicken your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one can use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.