APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that needs to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. These actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there are numerous sites that feature the very same content on many of their pages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is very useful for this kind of sites because 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 repeatedly. This will not only minimize the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is provided with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer and you can enable it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you'll notice the quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we offer several versions of PHP that can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our next generation cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use another web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a certain site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you could use it irrespective of the plan you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to employ several versions of PHP at once, you will be able to customize the software environment for each site you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this particular Internet site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and use different web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.