APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites store their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that needs to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for each page which is opened. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there are numerous Internet sites which present the same content on many of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is very useful for such Internet sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only decrease the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared hosting plan that we provide as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is quite flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions that run on our platform. In addition, you can select if all websites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting solutions and activating the framework is done with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack prior experience, you can use it in order to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP releases, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.