Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will boost such a site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a user opens a page, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with websites which display the very same content all the time, such actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently minimizes the website loading time. The module can be rather useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use APC for your web apps with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer since it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it will begin caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each site can use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specified sites. This is done by putting 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 Hosting

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting plans since it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you'd like to use this module, you can enable it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational in a few minutes. As you may want to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our advanced platform will permit you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based website can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you can run websites with different requirements from the very same account.