APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which needs to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each and every page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with constantly changing content, there're various sites which feature the very same content on a lot of of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is really useful for this kind of sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the shared hosting plan that you pick when you sign up. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll boost your websites because it will start caching their code. In case you want to run Internet sites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating the framework is done with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you'll be able to use it to speed up your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one can use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.