APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which should be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for every single page which is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there're numerous Internet sites that feature the exact same content on many of their pages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is quite useful for such Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to employ APC for your web apps with any of the cloud hosting packages that we provide because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it will start caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and choose the version that each site will use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific websites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you could employ it regardless of the plan you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to work with several releases of PHP at once, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each Internet site that you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this particular site will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and employ various web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.