APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which should be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. All these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each and every page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there're a lot of websites which feature the very same content on a lot of of their webpages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is very useful for this kind of sites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with every single shared hosting package that we offer as it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you will be able to run websites 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 could do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. It's also possible to choose if all Internet sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you would like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are done without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting solutions as it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you wish to use this module, you will be able to enable it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a few minutes. Since you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected websites, our cutting-edge platform will permit you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you will be able to run websites with different requirements in the same account.