APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there're a lot of websites which have the very same content on a lot of of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is very useful for such sites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your applications regardless of the shared hosting package that you select when you join us. The module can be activated through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll speed up your sites because it will start caching their program code. In case you would like to run sites with various system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you'll be able to use it to boost your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. This way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.