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

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud hosting plan that we offer as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you'll be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. You can also select if all sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC with our semi-dedicated server packages and activating the framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you will be able to use it to accelerate your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several PHP versions 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 in general, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.