APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that 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 webpage. The content which has to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each page that is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there're many sites which offer the very same content on many of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is exceptionally useful for such Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer since it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is rather flexible, you'll be able to run websites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for one version of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on our platform. It's also possible to decide if all websites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you could employ it regardless of the package you pick. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ different releases of PHP at the same time, you will be able to modify the software environment for every single Internet site you host in the account if required. 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 particular Internet site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.