APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for every single page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with constantly changing content, there are a lot of websites that offer the very same content on a lot of of their pages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is really useful for this type of sites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any Internet site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the shared hosting plan that you select when you sign up. The module can be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites because it'll start caching their code. In case you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you'll be able to use it whatever the package you choose. 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 to be able to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to work with different versions of PHP concurrently, you could modify the software environment for each website you host in the account if necessary. 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 Internet site will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and employ various web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.