APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites store their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that needs to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for every single page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there're many Internet sites which have the very same content on a number of of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is very useful for this type of Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer because it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is rather flexible, you'll be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for one version of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases running on our platform. It's also possible to decide if all websites working with a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating this framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any prior experience, you will be able to use it in order to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.