APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites store their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for each page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there're a lot of Internet sites that present the very same content on a number of of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is very useful for this type of sites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

You can use APC with every single hosting package that we offer as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is rather flexible, you will be able to run websites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on the platform. You can also select if all websites using a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server solutions since it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you would like to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional within a couple of minutes. Since you may need to use other web accelerators for selected sites, our leading-edge platform will enable you to customize the software environment inside your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can work without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements in the very same account.