APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites save their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. These actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each and every page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there are many sites which offer the same content on a number of of their webpages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is very useful for this kind of sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the shared hosting plan that you pick when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it will speed up your websites because it will start caching their code. In case you wish to run sites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack prior experience, you can use it to accelerate your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. In this way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one can use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.