APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which should be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. These actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for every single page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are a lot of websites that present the very same content on a number of of their pages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is available with each shared web hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you will experience the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we offer different versions of PHP which can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our advanced cloud hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use a different web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a specific site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating this framework is done with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you could use it in order to boost your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP releases, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.