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 in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for each page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are a lot of sites which offer the exact same content on a number of of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is very useful for this type of Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your applications whatever the cloud web hosting package that you pick when you join us. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites as it will start caching their code. In case you wish to run websites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting packages because it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. If you'd like to use this module, you can enable it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional in a couple of minutes. As you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected websites, our cutting-edge platform will enable you to customize the software environment inside your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some websites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based site can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements inside the same account.