APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP sites hold their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there are a lot of websites which have the very same content on many of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is quite useful for such websites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud website hosting plan that we provide as it's 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 system is extremely flexible, you can run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. You can also decide if all Internet sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are carried out with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you will be able to use it whatever the package you select. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ different releases of PHP at the same time, you will be able to customize the software environment for every single site which you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this particular website will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.