APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which should be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for every single page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there're numerous websites that present the same content on many of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is very useful for this kind of Internet sites because it caches the already compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use APC for your web apps with any of the shared hosting plans that we provide because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each Internet site can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular 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 customized setup.

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 shall be created. If you'd like to use this module, you will be able to activate it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a few minutes. As you may need to use some other web accelerators for selected sites, our outstanding platform will allow you to customize the software environment inside your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based Internet site could work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you could run sites with different requirements in the same account.