Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can boost such a site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a user accesses a web page, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with sites that show the exact same content at all times, these actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled 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 over and over again, that in turn reduces the website loading time. The module can be pretty helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single shared web hosting package that we provide since it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is rather flexible, you can run sites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions that run on our platform. In addition, you can select if all sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any previous experience, you will be able to use it to speed up your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from 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 Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.