APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that has to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for every single page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there're numerous Internet sites which feature the same content on many of their pages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is exceptionally useful for such sites because it caches the already compiled code and displays it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only minimize the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer since it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and several minutes later it will start caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each site can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it regardless of the package you select. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with different releases of PHP at the same time, you could modify the software environment for each Internet site you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this specific site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and use different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.