APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP sites store their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. All these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page that is loaded. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are numerous websites which feature the exact same content on many of their webpages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of Internet sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is available with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer and you could enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you'll notice the faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we offer different versions of PHP which can also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform is very flexible, so if you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a specific site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you will be able to employ it irrespective of the package you get. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to work with several releases of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to customize the software environment for every single site you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this site will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.