Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a user accesses a webpage, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites that show identical content all the time, such actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn lowers the Internet site loading time. The module could be extremely effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use APC for your web applications with any of the shared website hosting packages that we provide as it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it will start caching the program code of your applications. 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 will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire 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 Internet sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the plan you choose. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you will be able to use different releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each Internet site you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this specific site will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.