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 will accelerate such a website up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a visitor opens a webpage, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites that display the exact same content all of the time, these actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently reduces the Internet site loading time. The module can be quite effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you select when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites since it'll begin caching their program code. If you need to run websites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular Internet site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you could employ it regardless of the package you choose. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to use several versions of PHP at once, you could modify the software environment for every single Internet site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this Internet site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run different scripts and employ various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.