APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP sites store their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. These actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for each and every page that is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there're a lot of websites which feature the exact same content on a number of of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is very useful for such Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays it whenever visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any Internet site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud web hosting plan that we offer since it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could allow APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the package you choose. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to work with several releases of PHP simultaneously, you could customize the software environment for every single website that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this Internet site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.