APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites store their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that has to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. These actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there're a lot of Internet sites that offer the very same content on a number of of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is really useful for this type of websites as it caches the already compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your applications whatever the cloud hosting plan that you select when you join us. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will speed up your sites as it'll begin caching their code. In case you would like to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain Internet site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated hosting solutions and activating this framework is done with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any prior experience, you could use it in order to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or a couple of 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'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.