Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a website as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a user opens some webpage, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the site visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites which display the same content all the time, these actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which consequently reduces the website loading time. The module can be very efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with each shared hosting plan that we offer because it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is quite flexible, you will be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all websites using a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server packages since it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. If you wish to use this module, you can activate it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a few minutes. Since you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our cutting-edge platform will allow you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website 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 the latter is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you could run websites with different requirements in the same account.