APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. These actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for each page which is opened. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are various sites that have the same content on a lot of of their webpages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is really useful for this kind of sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you can use it for your applications irrespective of the shared website hosting plan that you pick when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll speed up your sites because it'll begin caching their program code. If you need to run Internet sites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific Internet site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating this framework is done with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any previous experience, you could use it to quicken your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.