APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. All these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for sites with constantly changing content material, there're various Internet sites that have the same content on many of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is quite useful for such websites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use APC for your web applications with any of the shared website hosting packages that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is quite flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and pick the version that each website can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specified websites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use APC for every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes one click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module only for specific sites. This is possible due to the flexibility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you can select what release will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for your account, so you can take full advantage of APC for some scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can use another type of web accelerator.