APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP sites save their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which has to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there are numerous websites which feature the exact same content on a number of of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is exceptionally useful for such websites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the cloud hosting package that you pick when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites as it'll start caching their code. In case you would like to run websites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you will 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 particular website without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is done with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you'll be able to use it to speed up your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.