APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which needs to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for each and every page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there're a lot of sites that feature the exact same content on a number of of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is quite useful for such websites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any website several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is extremely flexible, you can run websites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases that run on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are performed with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no previous experience, you can use it to speed up your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP versions 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 version will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one may use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.