Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a user opens a web page, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with Internet sites that display the exact same content at all times, these actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn lowers the Internet site loading time. The module could be very efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can employ APC for your web applications with all of the shared web hosting plans that we offer since it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it will start caching the code of your applications. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you can activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each site can use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specific websites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you could employ it whatever the plan you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to work with several versions of PHP concurrently, you will be able to modify the software environment for every single Internet site you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this specific site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.