APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites store their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that should be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there are a lot of websites which offer the exact same content on a lot of of their pages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is exceptionally useful for this kind of Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays it whenever visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud hosting plan that we provide since it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is extremely flexible, you can run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. It's also possible to choose if all sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack prior experience, you could use it to boost your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.