APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which has to 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 include reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there are various sites that feature the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is very useful for this type of Internet sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only decrease the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any Internet site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with each and every shared hosting plan that we provide since it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is quite flexible, you will be able to run sites with different requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. You can also decide if all Internet sites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans since it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. If you would like to use this module, you can activate it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional within a couple of minutes. As you may want to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our cutting-edge platform will allow you to personalize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you can run websites with various requirements from the exact same account.