APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep 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 is delivered to the website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there are a lot of websites that present the exact same content on many of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this kind of websites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the shared web hosting packages that we offer because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll start caching the code of your apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you'll be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each Internet site can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the plan you get. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience in order to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ several releases of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each and every site which you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this site will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and use different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.