Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a visitor accesses a webpage, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the site visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with websites that show the exact same content at all times, such actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn minimizes the site loading time. The module can be pretty helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared hosting package that we provide as it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you can run websites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. It's also possible to select if all Internet sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are done without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting solutions and activating this framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you can use it to boost your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can use. 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 which are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. This way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.