APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that needs to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each and every page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there're various Internet sites which present the same content on a lot of of their pages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is quite useful for such websites as it caches the already compiled code and displays it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the cloud website hosting solution that you choose when you join us. The module can be activated through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll boost your websites since it will begin caching their code. If you would like to run Internet sites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server plans as it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you'd like to use this module, you will be able to activate it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our advanced platform will allow you to customize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based site can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you can run Internet sites with different requirements inside the exact same account.