Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will boost such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user opens a page, the script connects to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the website visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with sites that show the same content all of the time, these actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently minimizes the site loading time. The module can be quite helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with any of the hosting packages that we offer because it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a click in the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is quite flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you could activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each website will use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specified websites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server solutions because it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you wish to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational in a few minutes. As you may want to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our leading-edge platform will enable you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you could run sites with different requirements in the exact same account.