APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each page that is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there're numerous sites which offer the very same content on a number of of their pages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is really useful for this kind of Internet sites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You can use APC with each and every website hosting plan that we offer since it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run websites with different requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on the platform. You can also select if all Internet sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with all of 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 prior experience, you'll be able to use it in order to quicken your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.