APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP sites save their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for every single page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there are a lot of websites that have the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is quite useful for this type of Internet sites as it caches the already compiled code and displays it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only reduce the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any website many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared web hosting package that you choose when you register. The module can be activated through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will speed up your sites as it will start caching their program code. In case you want to run websites 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 in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the amazing cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it whatever the plan you select. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ different versions of PHP concurrently, you could modify the software environment for each and every Internet site that you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this particular website will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.