Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor opens some web page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with sites which show the exact same content at all times, such 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 website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently decreases the Internet site loading time. The module can be rather efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with any of the cloud website hosting plans that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you could activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each website can use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific websites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you'll be able to use it whatever the plan you select. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to employ several versions of PHP at once, you'll be able to customize the software environment for every single site which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this specific site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run different scripts and employ different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.