APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites save their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for every single page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there are numerous Internet sites that offer the very same content on a lot of of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is extremely useful for such websites as it caches the already compiled code and displays it whenever visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your web applications irrespective of the cloud web hosting package that you select when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites since it will start caching their code. If you need to run Internet sites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating the framework is done with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you'll be able to use it to speed up your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside 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 needs to be enabled or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one can use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.