APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP sites save their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which should be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for every single page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there are numerous sites that present the exact same content on a number of of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is quite useful for this type of Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting package that we provide as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you can activate APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. You can also choose if all Internet sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are done with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is performed with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any previous experience, you'll be able to use it to speed up your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. This way, one website can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.