APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. All these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for each page which is opened. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there're many sites which offer the exact same content on a number of of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this type of websites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your web applications irrespective of the web hosting plan that you pick when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites since it'll begin caching their code. In case you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server plans and activating this framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you can use it in order to speed up your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.