Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a website up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a website visitor opens a web page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the site visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites that show the exact same content all of the time, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn lowers the site loading time. The module can be very useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications whatever the shared website hosting solution that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will speed up your websites since it will start caching their program code. In case you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a specific website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server plans because it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. If you would like to use this module, you will be able to activate it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional in a few minutes. Since you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected sites, our outstanding platform will enable you to customize the software environment inside your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based website could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you'll be able to run Internet sites with different requirements in the same account.