Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a website up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a user accesses some page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with Internet sites which show identical content all of the time, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn reduces the site loading time. The module can be very efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is available with every single shared hosting package that we offer and you can activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you'll notice the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we provide different versions of PHP which can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform is very adaptable, so in case you use a different web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a particular site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any prior experience, you could use it to boost your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one website can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.