APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that has to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. All these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for every single page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there're various Internet sites which feature the same content on many of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is really useful for this kind of Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the cloud web hosting solution that you choose when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites because it will start caching their code. In case you would like to run sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server packages and activating the framework is done with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you will be able to use it to quicken your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one can use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.