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 useful for scripts with large source code and could boost such an Internet site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a website visitor accesses a page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with sites that show the exact same content all the time, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently reduces the site loading time. The module can be pretty useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer since it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and choose the version that each site can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specified sites. You can do this 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

APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans because it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you'd like to use this module, you can enable it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational in a couple of minutes. As you may need to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our outstanding platform will permit you to customize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you'll be able to run Internet sites with different requirements inside the exact same account.