APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP sites store their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that needs to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page that is loaded. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there are various websites that offer the very same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is extremely useful for this type of websites because it caches the already compiled code and displays it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is quite flexible, you will be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for one version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. It's also possible to decide if all Internet sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you could use it regardless of the plan you choose. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to work with different releases of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this Internet site will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and use different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.