APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites save their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which has to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. All these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are various websites which have the exact same content on a number of of their pages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is really useful for such Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays 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 lower the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC with each shared website hosting plan that we offer as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is quite flexible, you can run websites with different requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on our platform. You may also decide if all websites working with a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are carried out with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you could employ it regardless of the plan you get. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience in order to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to use different versions of PHP at once, you could modify the software environment for every single site you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this website will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.