APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which needs to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for each and every page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there're a lot of Internet sites that feature the very same content on a lot of of their pages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is very useful for this type of Internet sites because it caches the already compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with every single shared hosting package that we provide because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you'll be able to run websites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for one version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases that run on the platform. You may also decide if all sites working with a specific 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 wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server packages as it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you'd like to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational in a few minutes. Since you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected sites, our leading-edge platform will enable you to personalize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based site could work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can work without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you could run websites with different requirements inside the very same account.