APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites store their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there're various Internet sites that offer the very same content on a number of of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is really useful for such Internet sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, so you can use it for your applications irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you pick when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it will speed up your sites because it'll begin caching their code. If you want to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server packages because it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. If you want to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational in a couple of minutes. As you may need to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our advanced 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 website could work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you could run websites with various requirements in the same account.