APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. 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 need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for every single page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there're a lot of websites which feature the very same content on many of their webpages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is very useful for this kind of Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the web hosting plans that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and several minutes later it will start caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and pick the version that each site will use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting packages as it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you want to use this module, you will be able to activate it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional in a few minutes. Since you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected websites, our cutting-edge platform will allow you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do that is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you'll be able to run sites with different requirements from the exact same account.