APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that needs to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. All these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each page that is loaded. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there're many Internet sites which present the same content on many of their pages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is exceptionally useful for this kind of websites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only decrease the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any website many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC for your web applications with any of the shared website hosting plans that we offer since it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and a few minutes later it'll start caching the code of your apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and choose the version that each website will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specific Internet sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is done with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you can use it in order to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as 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 enabled or not. In this way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one can use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.