APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content inside a database which 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 website visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there are a lot of Internet sites that present the very same content on many of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for such sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You will be able to use APC for your web apps with any of the web hosting plans that we offer as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it will begin caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and choose the version that each website can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server plans as it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you want to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional in a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected sites, our leading-edge platform will permit you to customize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website could work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you can run websites with various requirements inside the very same account.