APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. These actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for sites with constantly changing content material, there're many sites which feature the same content on many of their pages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is very useful for this type of websites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any Internet site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC for your web applications with any of the shared web hosting packages that we provide as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it will begin caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each website can use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is done with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you will be able to use it in order to speed up your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. This way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.