APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites save their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that has to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. These actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there are many websites which offer the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is very useful for this kind of Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud hosting package that we provide as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you will be able to run sites with different requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all websites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you could use it regardless of the plan you pick. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to use different versions of PHP at once, you will be able to modify the software environment for each website that you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this particular Internet site will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.