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 useful for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a visitor accesses some page, the script connects to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the website visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with Internet sites that display identical content at all times, such actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently reduces the site loading time. The module can be rather useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the shared hosting plan that you select when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll speed up your websites because it'll begin caching their program code. If you need to run websites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you could employ it regardless of the plan you choose. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with several versions of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each website which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this website will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and use various web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.