APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP sites hold their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which should be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each page that is loaded. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there are a lot of sites which offer the same content on a lot of of their pages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is really useful for this type of sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with any of the shared hosting packages that we offer as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and a few minutes later it'll start caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each Internet site will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific websites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server plans and activating this framework is done with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you could use it in order to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. This way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.