Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user accesses a page, the script links to a database in order to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites which display the same content all of the time, such actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which consequently reduces the site loading time. The module could be quite helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with every single shared hosting
plan that we provide as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is rather flexible, you can run sites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all websites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting
plans because it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you want to use this module, you can enable it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our outstanding platform will allow you to customize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal™
-based site can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter 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 very same account.