APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites save their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for each page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with constantly changing content, there're a lot of Internet sites that feature the same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for this type of sites as it caches the already compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your web applications whatever the shared web hosting plan that you select when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll speed up your websites as it will begin caching their code. In case you want to run Internet sites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain 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 provided with all semi-dedicated server packages since it's pre-installed on the cloud website 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 from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational in a few minutes. Since you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected websites, our outstanding platform will enable you to customize the software environment inside your account. You will 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 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 the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you'll be able to run sites with different requirements inside the exact same account.