Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will boost such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user accesses some web page, the script connects to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with sites which display the exact same content all of the time, these actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently minimizes the site loading time. The module can be very useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC with each shared website hosting plan that we offer as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you will be able to run websites with different requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. You may also choose if all sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use APC for each and every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module just for specific sites. This is possible due to the versatility of our cloud platform - multiple versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to pick what release will be used for this particular site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for your account, so you can take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of a different kind of web accelerator.