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 can speed up such a website as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a visitor opens a web page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites that show the exact same content all of the time, such actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which consequently reduces the Internet site loading time. The module could be extremely effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the shared hosting solution that you pick when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your websites as it will begin caching their code. If you wish to run sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server plans and activating this framework is done with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you could use it in order to quicken your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.