APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which should be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each and every page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there're many Internet sites which have the same content on a number of of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. 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 pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the cloud website hosting solution that you choose when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll boost your sites as it'll start caching their program code. In case you would like to run sites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it regardless of the plan you select. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to be able to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with several versions of PHP concurrently, you could customize the software environment for every single site which you host in the account if necessary. 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 specific website will use and if APC needs 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 different scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.