APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there're numerous websites that have the very same content on a number of of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is extremely useful for such websites because it caches the already compiled code and displays it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and several minutes later it will begin caching the code of your apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each Internet site will use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specified Internet sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating this framework is done with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack prior experience, you will be able to use it in order to speed up your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to 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 inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. This way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one could use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.