APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites hold their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which needs to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. These actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for every single page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there are various websites that offer the exact same content on a number of of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this type of sites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your applications regardless of the hosting package that you select when you register. The module can be activated from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will boost your websites since it will start caching their code. In case you need to run websites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no previous experience, you can use it to quicken your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP release 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 another accelerator and PHP 5.5.