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 in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that needs to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there're a lot of sites that have the exact same content on many of their webpages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is quite useful for such sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC for your web apps with all of the cloud website hosting plans that we provide because it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it will start caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each Internet site will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specified websites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.

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 performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any previous experience, you can use it in order to boost your sites. As the cloud internet 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 only 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 not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.