APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP sites store their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which needs to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. These actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there're numerous Internet sites that offer the same content on many of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is exceptionally useful for such websites because it caches the already compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the shared website hosting solution that you select when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll boost your websites since it will start caching their program code. In case you would like 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 in the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server packages as it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you'd like to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational in a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our leading-edge platform will enable you to customize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website could work without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you'll be able to run websites with different requirements inside the same account.