APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content within 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 prior to it being delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for every single page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are many websites which feature the very same content on many of their webpages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of Internet sites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

You can use APC with every single hosting plan that we provide as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is extremely flexible, you can run websites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. It's also possible to select if all Internet sites using a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are carried out with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating the framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you will be able to use it in order to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.