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 which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for every single page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there're a lot of Internet sites which offer the very same content on many of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is really useful for this kind of websites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your applications regardless of the cloud website hosting solution that you select when you sign up. The module can be activated from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll speed up your sites as it will start caching their code. If you need to run Internet sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular 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 the framework is done with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any prior experience, you will be able to use it to boost your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one could use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.