APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which needs to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for sites with constantly changing content, there're numerous sites which have the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is quite useful for this type of websites because it caches the already compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only minimize the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC for your web applications with any of the web hosting plans that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each Internet site can use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for particular Internet sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server plans as it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you want to use this module, you will be able to activate it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional in a few minutes. Since you may need to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our state-of-the-art platform will permit you to personalize the software environment in your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements from the exact same account.