Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that 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 each time a user accesses a web page, the script links to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with Internet sites which display the exact same content all of the time, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn reduces the Internet site loading time. The module could be pretty useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your web applications regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you pick when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites since it will start caching their program code. In case you wish to run sites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific website without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions and activating this framework is done with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any prior experience, you can use it to boost your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.