APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for each page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are numerous websites that feature the same content on a number of of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is really useful for this kind of Internet sites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You can use APC with each website hosting package that we provide since it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is really flexible, you can run sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. You can also decide if all websites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are done effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you could employ it regardless of the package you get. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with different releases of PHP at the same time, you will be able to customize the software environment for every single Internet site which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this specific site will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and employ various web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.