Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a user opens a page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites that display the exact same content at all times, these actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently reduces the Internet site loading time. The module can be very effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You can use APC with each website hosting package that we offer because it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is quite flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you could allow APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. You may also decide if all Internet sites using a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are carried out with ease via 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 of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions and activating the framework is done with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any prior experience, you will be able to use it to accelerate your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or several PHP versions 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 in general, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.