Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and can boost such a site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a user opens some page, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the guest. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with Internet sites that display identical content all of the time, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which consequently decreases the website loading time. The module can be very efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You can use APC with each website hosting plan that we offer because it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is rather flexible, you can run websites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for one version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. In addition, you can decide if all sites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are done without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you could employ it whatever the plan you pick. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you will be able to employ different releases of PHP concurrently, you could customize the software environment for every single site which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this specific site will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and employ various web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.