APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites store their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. All these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there're many websites that present the very same content on many of their webpages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for this kind of websites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can employ APC for your web apps with any of the web hosting plans that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll start caching the code of your applications. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for several releases 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 specific sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you will be able to use it whatever the package you select. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience in order to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to work with different releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll be able to modify the software environment for every single Internet site which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.