Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a visitor opens some page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with Internet sites which display the exact same content all of the time, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently decreases the website loading time. The module can be pretty helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to employ APC for your web apps with any of the shared web hosting packages that we provide since it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and a few minutes later it will begin caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each website will use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specified websites. You can do this 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 Hosting

APC is set up on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you could use it whatever the package you choose. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. As you will be able to employ several releases of PHP at once, you could modify the software environment for every single website you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this website will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and use different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.