APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. These actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there're various sites that present the exact same content on many of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is exceptionally useful for such Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the web hosting packages that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and a few minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each Internet site will use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for particular sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating this framework is performed with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you will be able to use it to accelerate your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.