Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could boost such a website as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a user opens some web page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with Internet sites that show the exact same content at all times, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, which consequently lowers the website loading time. The module can be quite effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC with every single shared website hosting plan that we provide since it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you will be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on the platform. You can also select if all websites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected sites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use APC for each script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for specific sites. This is possible as a result of the versatility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to select what version will be used for this particular site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of another type of web accelerator.