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 efficient for scripts with large source code and could boost such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a visitor accesses a web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with websites that show the same content at all times, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, that in turn reduces the website loading time. The module could be rather helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC with each and every web hosting plan that we offer as it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is quite flexible, you will be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on our platform. In addition, you can select if all Internet sites using a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are done without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server plans since it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you would like to use this module, you can enable it with a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our leading-edge platform will permit you to customize the software environment in your account. You will be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some websites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you will be able to run websites with different requirements in the exact same account.