APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites save their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that should be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there are many Internet sites which offer the same content on many of their webpages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for such Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You can use APC with each and every website hosting plan that we offer since it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you will be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on the platform. In addition, you can choose if all websites working with a particular 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 last option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server solutions because it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you would like to use this module, you can activate it with a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational within a few minutes. As you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our advanced platform will allow you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based site could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you could run sites with different requirements from the very same account.