APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites store their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that should be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there're a lot of websites which feature the same content on many of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is extremely useful for such sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can employ APC for your web applications with all of the shared web hosting packages that we offer since it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a click in the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you could activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each Internet site will use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for particular sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting plans because it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you would like to use this module, you will be able to activate it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a few minutes. As you may need to use other web accelerators for selected sites, our cutting-edge platform will allow you to customize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based site can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website 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 could run Internet sites with various requirements in the very same account.