APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which should be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. All these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there're a lot of websites which present the very same content on many of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is quite useful for this type of websites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the cloud website hosting package that you choose when you register. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will boost your sites as it'll begin caching their program code. In case you wish to run sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the plan you pick. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. As you will be able to work with several releases of PHP simultaneously, you could modify the software environment for each and every website which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this particular website will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and use various web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.