APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that has to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there are various Internet sites which feature the very same content on a number of of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is exceptionally useful for such sites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any website several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC with each shared web hosting package that we offer because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is rather flexible, you can run sites with different requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions that run on the platform. You can also select if all sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are performed without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is done with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you'll be able to use it to boost your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or several 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 as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.