APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites save their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. These actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for every single page that is loaded. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there're a lot of sites which offer the same content on a number of of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is really useful for this type of websites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC with each web hosting plan that we offer as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is quite flexible, you can run sites with different requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on the platform. In addition, you can choose if all Internet sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are done without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it whatever the plan you select. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to take advantage of it. As you will be able to employ several versions of PHP simultaneously, you could customize the software environment for each and every Internet site that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific 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 in general, so you can run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.