Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will boost such a website up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user accesses a page, 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 site visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with websites which display the same content at all times, such actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn decreases the Internet site loading time. The module could be really helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC for your web applications with any of the shared hosting packages that we offer as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it will begin caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each site can use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for particular sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you will be able to use it whatever the plan you get. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to employ different releases of PHP concurrently, you will be able to modify the software environment for every single Internet site you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this Internet site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and use different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.