APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites save their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each and every page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there're a lot of sites which have the exact same content on a number of of their webpages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is very useful for this kind of sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only reduce the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any website several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud website hosting package that we offer as it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you can run websites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases running on the platform. In addition, you can choose if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are done with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you could use it irrespective of the plan you choose. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to take advantage of it. As you will be able to work with several versions of PHP simultaneously, you could customize the software environment for each site you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this Internet site will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.