APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites hold their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that has 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 involve reading and writing on the web server for every single page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there're a lot of websites which have the same content on a number of of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is quite useful for this kind of sites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any Internet site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and several minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you could activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and specify the version that each website will use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specified sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting solutions because it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you would like to use this module, you will be able to enable it with a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a couple of minutes. As you may need to use other web accelerators for selected sites, our outstanding platform will enable you to customize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website could work without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements inside the same account.