APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites store their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that has to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site 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 sites with regularly changing content, there're a lot of sites which have the same content on many of their webpages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is very useful for such Internet sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared hosting solution that you select when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will boost your websites because it will begin caching their program code. If you need to run sites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a specific website without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating this framework is done with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you will be able to use it in order to speed up your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.