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 efficient for scripts with large source code and can speed up such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a visitor opens some page, the script connects to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the guest. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with websites which display identical content at all times, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn decreases the Internet site loading time. The module could be really helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications whatever the shared hosting solution that you select when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites as it will start caching their code. If you would like to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting solutions because it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you want to use this module, you will be able to activate it with a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a few minutes. As you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected sites, our advanced platform will allow you to customize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements from the exact same account.