APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which should be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. These actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there are a lot of websites which feature the exact same content on a number of of their webpages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is very useful for this type of websites as it caches the already compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

You'll be able to use APC for your web apps with any of the hosting plans that we offer since it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your applications. Our platform is very flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you can activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each website will use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for particular 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 setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you will be able to use it whatever the plan you choose. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you will be able to work with several versions of PHP concurrently, you will be able to modify the software environment for every single Internet site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this Internet site will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and use various web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.