APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites store their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which needs to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for each page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with constantly changing content material, there are a lot of Internet sites which feature the exact same content on a number of of their pages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is really useful for such sites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it whenever visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC for your web apps with all of the shared web hosting plans that we offer because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and several minutes later it will begin caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each website can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting solutions as it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you'd like to use this module, you can activate it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational in a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use other web accelerators for selected sites, our advanced platform will enable you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based website can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you can run websites with different requirements in the exact same account.