APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. These actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for each and every page which is opened. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are various sites that present the exact same content on a number of of their pages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is quite useful for this kind of sites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

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

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating the framework is performed with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no previous experience, you could use it to quicken your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.