APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites store their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which needs to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page which is opened. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there are many Internet sites which present the same content on a number of of their webpages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is really useful for such sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC with each web hosting package that we offer since it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you'll be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could allow APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on the platform. In addition, you can decide if all sites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the package you pick. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience in order to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to work with different versions of PHP at the same time, you will be able to modify the software environment for each and every site you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this specific Internet site will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.