Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will boost such a website as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a user opens some webpage, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with Internet sites that show the same content at all times, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which consequently decreases the site loading time. The module could be quite effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with every single shared hosting package that we offer because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you will be able to run websites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. You may also choose if all sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty 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 plans and activating the framework is done with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no previous experience, you will be able to use it in order to boost your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or several 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 as a whole, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. In this way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one may use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.