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 will accelerate such a site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a user opens some web page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with Internet sites that display the very same content at all times, such actions result in unnecessary 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 have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently reduces the website loading time. The module can be quite useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the shared web hosting plan that you choose when you sign up. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites because it'll start caching their code. In case you want to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the other Internet 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 available with all semi-dedicated hosting solutions because it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you would like to use this module, you can activate it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional in a couple of minutes. As you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected websites, our state-of-the-art platform will enable 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 websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based Internet site could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website could work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do that is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you will be able to run sites with various requirements inside the same account.