Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a website up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a website visitor accesses some page, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the website visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with websites that display identical content all of the time, such actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn minimizes the website loading time. The module can be rather useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use APC for your web apps with all of the shared website hosting packages that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a click in the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the entire account and choose the version that each site can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specified websites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the plan you get. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you will be able to use different versions of PHP concurrently, you could customize the software environment for each and every website which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this particular website will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.