APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites save their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that should be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for each page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for sites with constantly changing content material, there are a lot of Internet sites that have the very same content on a lot of of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is really useful for this type of Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your web applications regardless of the shared web hosting package that you pick when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites since it'll start caching their code. In case you would like to run sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is performed with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you'll be able to use it to accelerate your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP versions 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 as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. In this way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.