APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites save their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that has to 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 require reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there're many Internet sites that have the same content on many of their webpages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is exceptionally useful for this kind of websites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any Internet site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

You can use APC with each and every hosting package that we provide because it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run websites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases that run on our platform. In addition, you can decide if all websites using a given 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 when you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to employ it irrespective of the plan you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ different versions of PHP at the same time, you could customize the software environment for each website you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and use various web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.