APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites store their content within a database that 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 visitor. All these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each and every page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there're many websites that feature the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is very useful for this type of Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any Internet site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You can employ APC for your web applications with all of the website hosting plans that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and several minutes later it will begin caching the code of your apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and pick the version that each website can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the amazing cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you could employ it regardless of the package you select. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each site which 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 version of PHP this specific website will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run different scripts and employ different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.