APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that has to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. These actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are many sites that present the exact same content on a number of of their webpages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is really useful for this kind of sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only minimize the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is provided with every single web hosting plan that we offer and you can enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your web apps. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you'll notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we offer several versions of PHP that could also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP in the very same account. Our next generation cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use some other web accelerator for any website and it disrupts APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a certain site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you can use it to boost your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you only a click to activate 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 in general, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.