APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites store their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which needs to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. These actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each and every page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there are various sites that present the same content on a number of of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is really useful for this kind of Internet sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC with every single shared website hosting plan that we offer as it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. It's also possible to decide if all sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are done without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the amazing cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you could use it regardless of the package you choose. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience in order to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to work with several versions of PHP concurrently, you will be able to customize the software environment for every single Internet site that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific website will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.