Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and can boost such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a website visitor opens some web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with Internet sites that show identical content all of the time, such actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a website, 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, which consequently decreases the site loading time. The module can be pretty effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC for your web apps with all of the shared website hosting packages that we offer as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it will begin caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you could activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each Internet site will use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular Internet sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you could use it regardless of the plan you choose. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience in order to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to work with several versions of PHP at once, you will be able to modify the software environment for every single Internet site which 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 release of PHP this particular website will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run different scripts and employ different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.