APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. These actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for each and every page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there're numerous websites that offer the exact same content on many of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is very useful for this type of websites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC with each web hosting package that we provide as it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you can run sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions that run on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all websites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet 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

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you could use it irrespective of the plan you select. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you will be able to use different versions of PHP at once, you could modify the software environment for each and every site you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this particular Internet site will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.