APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that should be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there are numerous websites which have the same content on a number of of their webpages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this type of sites as it caches the already compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with each shared hosting plan that we provide since it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is rather flexible, you can run Internet sites with different requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. You may also decide if all Internet sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are done with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you could use it irrespective of the package you pick. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to work with different releases of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to customize the software environment for every single Internet site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this particular Internet site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you could run different scripts and use various web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.