Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web 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 as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a website visitor opens a page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with sites that show the same content all the time, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently decreases the Internet site loading time. The module could be quite helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with every single shared hosting package that we offer because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is rather flexible, you can run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. In addition, you can select if all sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is available with all semi-dedicated server solutions as it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you wish to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a couple of minutes. As you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected sites, our cutting-edge platform will allow you to customize the software environment in your account. You will be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based Internet site could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you'll be able to run websites with various requirements from the very same account.