APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that has to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each page which is opened. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there're many Internet sites which have the same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is quite useful for this kind of Internet sites as it caches the already compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud hosting plan that we offer as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is rather flexible, you will be able to run websites with different requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. You can also select if all websites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are done effortlessly via 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 since it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you'd like to use this module, you can activate it with just a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional in a couple of minutes. As you may want to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our advanced platform will permit you to customize the software environment in your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you can run websites with various requirements from the same account.