APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which should be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for every single page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are many sites that have the same content on a number of of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is really useful for this kind of Internet sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only reduce the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any website several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared plans and several minutes later it will start caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you'll be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each site will use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specified 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 configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server plans since it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you wish to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional in a few minutes. As you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected sites, our outstanding platform will permit you to customize 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 site can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you can run websites with various requirements in the exact same account.