APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that needs to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All of 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 sites with constantly changing content, there are numerous websites which feature the same content on a lot of of their pages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for one version of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. You can also decide if all Internet sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are performed without difficulty by using 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 hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you will be able to use it regardless of the package you pick. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience in order to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ several versions of PHP at once, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each and every website that you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this particular 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 could run different scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.