APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites store their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that should be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for every single page which is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there're numerous sites which present the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is quite useful for this kind of websites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC with each and every web hosting package that we offer as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is extremely flexible, you can run websites with various system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases that run on the platform. You can also select if all sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is done with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you can use it to boost your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP releases, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account in general, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one can use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.