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 could boost such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a website visitor opens some webpage, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the guest. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with sites that display identical content at all times, such actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently minimizes the site loading time. The module could be really useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You will be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the web hosting packages that we provide because it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it will start caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you could activate APC for several releases of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each site can use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specific sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC with our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you will be able to use it in order to speed up your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP versions 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 as a whole, you can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.