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 can speed up such a site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a user opens a webpage, 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 guest. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites that display the exact same content all the time, such actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it every 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 continuously, which in turn decreases the website loading time. The module could be rather helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with every single shared hosting plan that we provide since it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you can run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on the platform. In addition, you can choose if all Internet sites using a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are done with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC for each script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes one click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for certain sites. This is possible due to the flexibility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to choose what version will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for your account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could take advantage of a different type of web accelerator.