Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and could boost such a website up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a visitor opens a page, the script connects to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with websites which display identical content at all times, such actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn reduces the website loading time. The module could be quite useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is provided with each shared hosting solution that we offer and you can enable it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web applications. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you will notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we offer different releases of PHP which can also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our next generation cloud web hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use an alternative web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a particular site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server packages and activating the framework is performed with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you can use it to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one can use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.