Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a website visitor opens a webpage, the script connects to a database in order to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with sites that display identical content all the time, such actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently minimizes the site loading time. The module can be really helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared hosting plan that we provide because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you can run sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions that run on the platform. In addition, you can decide if all websites using a specific 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 last option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use APC for every script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module just for particular websites. This is possible due to the flexibility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can choose what release will be used for this specific website and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you'll be able to take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could use some other kind of web accelerator.