Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will boost such a site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a visitor accesses some page, the script links to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with Internet sites that show the very same content at all times, these actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn decreases the website loading time. The module could be quite helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

You can employ APC for your web applications with all of the hosting plans that we provide since it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared plans and a few minutes later it will start caching the code of your applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each site will use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specified sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom 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 hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you would like to use this module, you will be able to enable it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational in a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected websites, our leading-edge platform will enable you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site could work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can work without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you'll be able to run sites with various requirements in the exact same account.