APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites hold their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that needs to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. These actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page which is opened. While this cannot be avoided for sites with constantly changing content, there are many sites which present the very same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is really useful for this type of sites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only reduce the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the shared website hosting solution that you choose when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll boost your sites since it'll begin caching their code. In case you need to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific website without affecting the other 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 Servers

You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any previous experience, you could use it in order to accelerate your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside 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 allowed or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one can use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.