APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which has to be displayed 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 involve reading and writing on the web server for each and every page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there are various Internet sites that present the same content on a number of of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of Internet sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this lower the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications whatever the shared hosting plan that you pick when you join us. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll speed up your sites since it'll start caching their code. If you need to run Internet sites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated server plans and activating this framework is done with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you could use it to accelerate your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.