APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which needs to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for each page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there are numerous sites that feature the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is very useful for this kind of Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any Internet site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with any of the cloud hosting plans that we offer since it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each website can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specified websites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it whatever the package you choose. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to work with different versions of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to customize the software environment for every single Internet site you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this particular website 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 various scripts and employ different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.