Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a visitor accesses a page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with websites which show the exact same content all the time, these actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn reduces the site loading time. The module could be really efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the hosting packages that we provide because it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and pick the version that each website will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specific websites. You can do this 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 Servers

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server solutions because it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you want to use this module, you will be able to enable it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional in a couple of minutes. As you may need to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our leading-edge platform will enable you to customize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based Internet site can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do that is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you can run sites with various requirements inside the exact same account.