APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which needs to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for every single page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there are many sites that present the very same content on many of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for this kind of Internet sites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You'll be able to employ APC for your web applications with any of the web hosting packages that we offer since it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and several minutes later it will begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you could activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and set the version that each website can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for particular sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it regardless of the plan you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ different versions of PHP concurrently, you will be able to modify the software environment for each and every site that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this website will use and whether APC should 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 use various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.