APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that needs to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. These actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for every single page which is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there are many Internet sites which present the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is really useful for this kind of Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only lower the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, so you can use it for your applications whatever the web hosting package that you choose when you sign up. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll speed up your websites because it will begin caching their program code. In case you wish to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a specific website without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you could use it to accelerate your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. 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 which are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. This way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.