APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that should be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there're many websites that present the exact same content on a number of of their webpages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of sites as it caches the already compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single shared web hosting plan that we provide as it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you can run sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. You may also select if all websites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating this framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any prior experience, you could use it in order to accelerate your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that 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 should be enabled or not. In this way, one website can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one may use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.