Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will boost such a website up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a user accesses a page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites which show identical content all of the time, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program 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 need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn minimizes the site loading time. The module could be really helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer since it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for several releases of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each site can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific websites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to employ it irrespective of the plan you get. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to take advantage of it. As you will be able to use different releases of PHP at once, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each and every website you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this particular Internet site will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run different scripts and use various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.