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 useful for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a website up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user opens a page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites that display identical content all the time, these actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn reduces the website loading time. The module could be very useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is provided with each shared website hosting package that we offer and you could activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your applications. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you'll notice the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we offer different versions of PHP that could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP within the same account. Our advanced cloud web hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use an alternative web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a selected site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions and activating this framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you could use it to quicken your sites. 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'll be able to use. It will take you just 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 that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one may use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.